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Our pharmacists and pharmacy technicians work together with you and your physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers to ensure that your medication use is safe and effective.
We provide an integrated medication delivery system for all inpatient areas of the hospital which is supported by an electronic medication administration record and barcode medication verification. We do this to ensure your medications are safely administered by nursing staff. One of our department’s priorities is to ensure that you and all our patients receive the “right drug” at the “right time” and the “right dose” – every time.
If you are admitted to MSH, you will have a medication history completed by a pharmacist or pharmacy technician. Having an accurate and up-to-date list of home medications reduces the risk of medication errors during your stay at the hospital. Remember to bring all your medications with you when you come into hospital.
We will monitor, recommend or make changes to your drug therapy throughout your hospital stay. If you have questions or concerns about any of your medications during your stay, ask to speak to a pharmacist.
Antibiotic Stewardship Pharmacy Team
Pharmacists are part of a multidisciplinary team to assess patients receiving antibiotics in the hospital. Our goal is to use the right drug, right dose and for the right duration to prevent complications related to the use of antibiotics. Find out more about the Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP) Team.
The pharmacy team can provide ongoing education to you and our other patients, clinical staff and physicians in a variety of settings and formats. There are also many pharmacy students that complete rotations in our department as part of their post-secondary education training.
Medication safety is a high priority at MSH and the pharmacy team is committed to continuously working on improving processes to prevent harm from medication incidents. As a patient, you also play a vital role.