Mercy-North Iowa's inpatient pharmacy is centrally located in the facility and provides 24-hour service to the health center. It serves the entire health center with a complete unit dose medication system and IV admixtures.
Through computer order entry, the pharmacist is able to identify any contraindications to therapy such as a drug allergy, drug-drug interaction, drug-food interaction, drug-disease interaction or adverse drug reaction. Specific patient information can be accessed to individualize intravenous therapy, total parenteral nutrition, antibiotic dosing and monitor medication therapy as a patient's condition changes.
By working together with other health care professionals, a continuum of care exists which helps ensure that patients will receive prompt, effective, professional and quality medical care.