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Running head: PHARMACY REVIEW1Pharmacy ReviewAzucena PadillaGalen College of NursingNSG3150 – Nursing InformaticsDr. Nancy BellucciMay 10, 2017
PHARMACY REVIEW2Pharmacy Review IntroductionOn May 10, Our pharmacist, Mrs Rose, was kind enough to sit with me and allowed me to ask her a few questions. Mrs. Rose, has been with the system for 6 years, she has been a pharmacist for over 10 years. Mrs. Rose has a doctorates degree from The University of Texas.The Interview ResultsIn interviewing Mrs. Rose, she reports that the hospital pharmacy deals with many technology to enhance the safe delivery of patient’s medications, as well as keeping good communications with the interdisciplinary group caring for the patients. Technology includes thepatient’s EMR, known to us as sunrise. In sunrise, doctors can input their orders, those orders pop up flags and allows for the pharmacist to see that new orders have been placed on a patient. The pharmacy uses IV compounder for the safety and accuracy of preparing IV syringes and bags, we also utilize barcode medicine identification, the unit dose packages for safe administration by our nurses. All pharmacists utilize, mobile technology, we have Cisco phones so we can call physicians to clarify orders, call nurses to let them know when medications that cannot be placed in our translogic Pneumatic tube system. Our translogic system is a pneumatic tube system that helps our pharmacy department transport document, medications to our nurse’s station. Mrs. Rose, states that they also use internet services, to facilitate texting, paging and messaging. Electronic prescribing although encourage to be used by our physicians for our patient population, we see that it is used more within our employee patient population. Our pyxis machines safely stores medications and is easy access to our nurses. The pyxis is a medication dispensing Station where nurses can safely remove medications for their patients. “Arange of systems and technologies is available to support the medicines supply and use processes. However, pharmacists will need to ensure that they harness technologies in a way that will support their professional aspirations and that they are not bypassed in the IT initiatives of the new NHS’ (Goundery-Smith 2014)The technology used allows the pharmacist with the storage and the structure of patients

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