The Pharmacy at Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital serves a vital role on the health care team. Services include assistance with drug selection, pharmacokinetic dosing and monitoring, patient and team education, general drug information. renal dosing, and adverse drug reaction reporting.
During the day, the Pharmacy is staffed by Pharmacist, Robert Gooch and Certified Pharmacy Technician, Sherron Coletti. At night, technology plays a role, as we use a remote telepharmacy company to process medication orders. These companies assist many rural hospitals in meeting their staffing requirements after hours and on holidays and weekends.
At night, technology plays a role in getting assistance from a virtual Pharmacist at E-Pharm Pro, a company that many rural hospitals use to meet their staffing requirements after hours and on holidays and weekends. The Providers caring for inpatients utilize a CPOE (Computerized Physician Order Entry) program on their computer screen to pick and choose UCVH available medication entries for their patients. This program has built in features that disallow choices that are not safe and provides alerts for allergies and duplicate orders.