The need for an open-access world formulary using BNF principles (6)

26 June, 2019

I totaly agree with both of you Neil and Joseph Ana that BNF is an important tool. It is a companion for doctors, Medical students, researchers, pharmacists and many others who care about accurate information about drugs. When used side by side with localy published together with WHO guidelines you expect to get good value about essential information on drugs. Why do I say so when I am a non medical personnel? It is because we used to refer information seekers to BNF as a reference to like medical dictionary, encyclopaedia etc. Now that is accessed online then things have been made much easier. A printed copy was made in such way that it was convenient to slip it in a doctor's white coat. I therefore wish to recommend that all well meaning Medical and hospital Librarians to add this important document to their collection in any format.

HIFA profile: Kenneth L Chanda is Associate Consultant and Lecturer at National Institute of Public Administration where he is lecturing in Records Management. He is co-author of The development of telehealth as a strategy to improve health care services in Zambia. Kenneth L. Chanda & Jean G. Shaw. Health Information & Libraries Journal. Volume 27, Issue 2, pages 133139, June 2010. He recently retired as Assistant Medical Librarian at the University of Zambia. klchanda AT gmail.com