Gayle Mayer describes the implementation process and outcomes of a check-tech-check system recently installed in Spencer Hospital.
In 2006, the Tyler Healthcare Center pharmacy department is staffed 40-50 hours per week with a pharmacist. Current pharmacy services include anticoagulation monitoring, medication review for clinic patients, chemotherapy preparation, pharmacokinetic dosing recommendations and available onsite pharmacist consultation with providers.
Follow the conception, implementation, and challenges associated with beginning both an anticoagulation traineeship for pharmacists and pharmacy students and an automated online anticoagulation management program.
The Community Access Pharmacy provides disease state education in the areas of diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia, with the opportunity to add asthma in the near future. These patient care services have been generated by grant funding and continued, with modifications, after the grants have ceased.