Our Inpatient pharmacy serves all FMC Clinical Departments and as well as the Outpatient Clinics and the Medical Day Case Unit.
Our team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are responsible for ensuring the best use of medicines for the patients and that the medicines the patients receive during their inpatient stay are available, safe and effective.
Together the pharmacists and pharmacy technicians support all aspects of medication management for patients. As part of a multidisciplinary team, pharmacists provide pharmaceutical care to patients, supervise the drug distribution system and provide information and advice concerning medications to all members of the health care team. Regulated pharmacy technicians focus on providing a safe, efficient and effective drug distribution service.
As part of a hospital wide medication safety initiative, pharmacy has implemented a high speed unit dose packager, an inventory control medication carousel, Pneumatic Tube system, and automated dispensing cabinets (Pyxis system).
The Pneumatic tube are used for rapid delivery of no-routine medication orders, stat orders and urgent medication needs in the units. The different areas in the hospital are all connected to the pneumatic tube system with our choice of space-saving stations in modern designs.
Inpatient Medication distribution is done primarily through automated dispensing cabinets (Pyxis) on all nursing units which interface with the clinical information system. The pharmacist must have reviewed the order before the nurse can obtain the dose for administration.This new automated technology supports safer seamless care for patients through bar code scanning and a decentralized drug distribution system where 95 per cent of drugs are ready and available on patient care units at all times.
Our range of services includes:
- Work with the medical team to collaboratively monitor each patient’s response to his or her medications
- Medication review, verification and dispensing
- Medication supply to Inpatient Units and Operating Rooms
- Make sure the patient receives the right medication at the right time
- Maintain a safe, efficient system for dispensing medications