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Running head: PHARMACIST INTERVIEW 1 Pharmacist Interview Shartamia Williams Galen College of Nursing NSG3150 – Nursing Informatics
PHARMACY REVIEW 2 Pharmacy Interview What type of technology (technologies) does your pharmacy utilize? The hospital pharmacy in which I work we use the basics of computers, telephones and thermometers. The most vital piece is the computer. Our pharmacy uses EPIC. Within the EPIC system there is a special program that the pharmacist uses that helps the care of the patients which also provides safety nets for the care of all our patients. How does the technology you use enhance internal communications between pharmacists, technicians, physicians, advanced medical care providers, and nurses? Our medical advances that are being used aids in good communication between all members of the care team. It reduces errors with medications and assist the nurses with the prepping, maintaining and proper administration. By adding EPIC, we can access all of a patient’s history. The most important task of the team gets faster and safer for the patient, which decreases delays when giving medications to the patients. When a patient comes in for admission the nurse first starts a medication reconciliations sheet. The pharmacy then reviews the sheet with the MD orders which helps with discrepancies. This gives the

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