The pharmacists at the Newman Regional Health Pharmacy are all in the process of becoming certified as well trained Infectious Disease Pharmacists. What this means to you is that we will be a resource for you, your nurse, and your physician when decisions are being made about your antibiotic therapy during your stay at NRH. Our clinical pharmacists will consult with you and your healthcare team on a daily basis. We will be there to discuss options with your physician and explain to you, our patient, the details of the antibiotic therapy that you receive. This is called our Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP). The purpose of this program is to ensure that you receive the best antibiotic choice for specific bacteria, in the correct dose, at the correct time while preventing duplication of therapy and helping to prevent drug resistance by the organism. We comply with evidence-based guidelines and best practices regarding antibiotic prescriptions and promote rational and appropriate antibiotic therapy to improve your clinical outcome. We are your ‘stewards’ of antibiotic therapy.
Another service we provide is assistance with pain management therapy. The intent is to keep you free of pain as much as is possible without sedation and other side effects for a better stay. These interventions will be done by our trained pain management pharmacists as they make rounds in the units, or in response to a request for a Pharmacy consult from your physician.
The pharmacist will be around to enable you to be involved in your care by discussing your medications with you during your stay as well as discussing your medication regimen upon your discharge. We, the Pharmacy Team at Newman Regional Health, are proud to provide these new services to you and be a part of your healthcare team. This is a small part of why NRH is one of the top 10 hospitals and your hospital of choice. Contact us today to learn more.
Here are a few of the services that our pharmacy provides the patients of Newman Regional Health:
- Counsel patients at time of discharge
- Counsel patients when high-risk medicines are prescribed
- Counsel new inpatients about their medicine therapy
- Consult with doctors and nurses about patient pain management therapy
- Joint Camp teaching
- Conduct diabetic education classes
- Consult on cardiac rehabilitation classes
- Serves as a member of Hospice team and medication reviews
- Rounding with hospitalist team
- Anticoagulant monitoring
- Renal dose adjustments
- Antibiotic stewardship
- Streamlining IV to PO therapy
- Narrow therapeutic medication monitoring (digoxin, phenytoin, etc.)
- Kineteic dosing (vanco, gent)
- Reconciliation of home medications vs. inpatient orders
We are extremely pleased to announce new services provided by the Clinical Pharmacy Team at Newman Regional Health here in Emporia, Kansas. These new services are provided as part of our ongoing mission to be your ‘hospital of choice’ when hospital care is needed. It is also our vision to do our part in keeping Newman Regional Health as one of the top 10 hospitals.