Pharmacy at Saint Clare’s
The Pharmacy Department plays an integral role in the delivery of optimal
patient care at Saint Clare’s Hospital. The multidisciplinary team
is comprised of the management team, pharmacists, and support staff.
Saint Clare’s Hospital pharmacists are our local medication experts.
Pharmacists provide pharmaceutical services in many facets, ranging from
preparing and dispensing drugs, to providing advice and expertise on the
proper use of all medications. Pharmacists use their wide range of knowledge
and resources to assist physicians and nurses with drug selection, dosage,
avoiding drug interactions, and identifying side effects. They provide
medication education to both patients and healthcare professionals, and
help with the assessment, planning, and monitoring of drug therapy.
The support staff of the Pharmacy Department is comprised of pharmacy technicians
and inventory staff who round out the full spectrum of services that are
provided by the department. Pharmacy technicians assist the pharmacist
so that medications can be prepared and dispensed in a timely manner.
The Pharmacy Department employs various technologically advanced systems
and equipment to assist with drug preparation and distribution. Items
such as laminar flow preparation hoods, automated dispensing cabinets,
rotating storage carousels and high speed packagers have enabled staff
to provide high quality care with additional safety features.