Peninsula Regional Medical Center - Part of Peninusula Regional Health System


Pharmacy


  

The Peninsula Regional Medical Center Department of Pharmacy Services provides pharmaceutical care services to patients and supports the objectives and mission of the Medical Center.  As part of its mission, Pharmacy Services:

  • optimizes pharmacotherapy through the quality management of medication use
  • coordinates information and logistical services
  • participates in and conducts educational and research programs
  • maintains and advances pharmacy practices

As a partner of the health care team Pharmacy Services provides the highest quality of pharmaceutical care.  It offers excellent service plus concern and respect for each patient.  It offers quality educational programs and promotes professional, ethical and cost-effective responsibility.

Services offered by the department include but are not limited to:

  • Drug distribution for both inpatients and ambulatory patients
  • Pharmacokinetic Dosing Service (Aminoglycosides, Vancomycin, etc.)
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Service (Evaluation of drug concentrations/dosing)
  • Parenteral Nutrition Management
  • Critical Care Rounds
  • Patient and Staff Education for Drug Therapy
  • Oversight of Pharmaceutical Care
  • IV to PO Conversion Program
  • Renal Dosing Service
  • Anticoagulation Dosing
  • Adverse Drug Reaction Investigation/Interpretation
  • Medication Safety Investigations
  • Other Consults as Needed (Drotrecogin Review, Polypharmacy, Drug Interactions, Antibiotic Appropriateness, etc.)
  • Miscellaneous Inservices
  • Investigational Drug Protocols

For additional drug information, the following government sites are good place to start.  (Please note the following links are not under the control of Peninsula Regional Medical Center)

National Library of Medicine
http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/about.cfm

FDA drug information for consumers
http://www.fda.gov/cder/info/consumer.htm