Pharmacy Department Services
The Department of Pharmacy is partially automated with the use of automated dispensing cabinets. In 2013, we are pursuing the use of medication robotics to streamline workflow and augment the responsibilities of our certified pharmacy technician staff. We are also equipped with computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and electronic medication administration record (eMAR) through the CERNER program. With our highly functional clinical staff, we practice the decentralized pharmacy model wherein pharmacists are assigned a unit to provide pharmaceutical care to patients.
Pharmacists, residents and students actively participate in patient care through rounds, medical record and medication order review and staff education. Other activities include discharge counseling, medication history completion, emergency response, drug information and implementation of medication interventions that will positively impact the patient’s overall health and well-being. The pharmacists are involved with pharmacokinetics consults, antimicrobial stewardship and strategic initiatives. Committees that pharmacists are active members of include but not limited to:
- Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T)
- Medication Use Safety Team (MUST)
- Infection Prevention (Antimicrobial Stewardship)
- Banner Health System Clinical Pharmacy Group
- Banner Health Pharmacy Operation System Team (POST)
- Critical Care
- Emergency Medicine
In addition to above, the department has also been granted Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accreditation status and is the only Banner facility able to provide ACPE-approved continuing education (CE).