When it is time for a patient to receive their medication, the nurse will first verify that the bar code on the patient’s wrist band matches up with the computer coded medication drawer. The medication drawer will not open if the unique bar-code does not match. This ensures patients receive the proper medication, at the right time, in the right dosage.
The pharmacy manages medications for our inpatient and emergency room population. The pharmacy is limited to hospitalized patients only and is does not provide retail pharmacy services.