Inpatient Services

Inpatient Pharmacy Services play a vital role in hospitals by the Pharmacist providing their expertise and knowledge to ensure appropriate drug selection, dosage calculations, and medication education to physicians, hospital staff, and patients. They work closely with other members of the healthcare team to provide high-quality patient care.


The inpatient pharmacy staff's responsibilities include providing medications for the daily and emergency use of each hospital department and stocking unit-dose carts with medication for every patient.


Pharmacists use advanced techniques to determine safe and effective dosages of medications with narrow therapeutic windows. They also frequently consult with physicians to determine the most appropriate antibiotics to prescribe for specific infections, minimizing the evolution of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms.

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Karen Bills, PharmD