Pharmacy Updates

Drug Shortage

Drug shortages can adversely affect drug therapy, compromise or delay medical procedures, and result in medication errors. A drug product shortage is defined as a supply issue that affects how the pharmacy prepares or dispenses a drug product or influences patient care when prescribers must use an alternative agent. Please see the link below for the current drug shortage information.
http://in.providence.org/ca/facilities/phcmc/clinical/rx/pharmacy/Drug%20Shortage/Forms/AllItems.aspx

Formulary

http://in.providence.org/ca/facilities/phcmc/clinical/rx/pharmacy/Formulary/Forms/AllItems.aspx

Medication Safety

Despite significant national attention, medical errors continue to pervade the U.S. health care system. Medication-related errors consistently rank at the top of all medical errors, which account for thousands of preventable deaths annually in the United States. Please see the link below for medication errors occurred and steps to improve the safety of medication use.
http://in.providence.org/ca/facilities/phcmc/clinical/rx/pharmacy/Medication%20Safety/Forms/AllItems.aspx

Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Update

http://in.providence.org/ca/facilities/phcmc/clinical/rx/pharmacy/Documents/Forms/Staff%20Meeting%20Minutes.aspx

Pharmacy Newsletters

http://in.providence.org/ca/facilities/phcmc/clinical/rx/pharmacy/Documents/Forms/PT%20Newsletters.aspx

Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Program

Antimicrobial stewardship is a coordinated program that promotes the appropriate use of antimicrobials (including antibiotics), improves patient outcomes, reduces microbial resistance, and decreases the spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms.

Antibiogram

http://in.providence.org/ca/facilities/phcmc/clinical/rx/pharmacy/Documents/2017%20PHC%20Antibiogram.pdf

Antibiotic Therapy Guide

http://in.providence.org/ca/facilities/phcmc/clinical/rx/pharmacy/Documents/PHC%20Antibiotic%20Guide%202017.pdf