Offering High Quality Pharmacy Services for University Hospitals Patients
The Department of Pharmacy Services under the guidance of the mission and values of University Hospitals is dedicated to providing the highest quality of pharmaceutical care. Our pharmacy team of over 150 members consists of clinical pharmacists, clinical pharmacist specialists, certified pharmacy technicians and support staff. Our team is responsible for the safe and cost-effective use of medications through the application of specialized knowledge, skills and professional judgment. Our team members serve as patient advocates when planning and implementing pharmaceutical care of our patient’s medical conditions. In addition to providing 24-hour clinical and distributive services, our team is committed to the education and development of the next generation of pharmacists through pharmacy medical education programs, which include practice experiences, internships and residencies.
Pharmacy Practice Model
The UH pharmacy team uses the decentralized pharmacy practice model. Our inpatient clinical pharmacists and specialists are stationed on the patient care units and consult with a multidisciplinary health care team concerning patient specific drug therapy issues including drug selection, indications, side effects/adverse effects, drug interactions and product availability. To monitor medication outcomes and optimize drug therapy, our pharmacists perform drug use evaluations, follow drug usage guidelines, resolve patient medication problems and issues, and perform patient medication counseling.
UH employs the state-of-the-art computerized physician order entry (CPOE). Our pharmacists are responsible for verifying all medication orders entered into our CPOE system in an accurate and timely manner.
The delivery of medications is accomplished through the use of our automated dispensing cabinets (Omnicell), technical staff rounds, or via the pneumatic tube system.