Pharmacy Department Overview
Within Parkview, the Pharmacy Department utilizes an integrative practice model, where pharmacists have responsibilities for both distributive and clinical functions. The department is known for their early adoption of technology.
Central pharmacy services include intravenous admixture preparation in a USP 797 compliant IV room, use of Pyxis® Medstations™, Autopharm® inventory management software with vertical carousels and Baxa EM 2400™ TPN compounder.
Clinical services include inpatient pharmacokinetic dosing, nutrition support, targeted drug therapy monitoring, cardiac arrest team participation, anticoagulation dosing, culture and susceptibility monitoring, antibiotic dosing, patient-controlled analgesic dosing, medication discharge consultations and more.
Ambulatory care pharmacy services are continually expanding. Current services include a falls prevention clinic, family practice clinic, children’s specialty clinic, hypertension clinic and an anticoagulation therapy unit. Within these clinic settings, services include patient and physician education for a variety of medications/disease states and involvement in pharmacotherapeutic decisions.
Pharmacy leadership and staffing
Parkview Health is northeast Indiana’s largest employer now more than 10,000 co-workers strong, with a reputation for quality healthcare, exciting innovation and commitment to this region we call home. The Pharmacy Department employs more than 70 pharmacists, including four pharmacy managers, eight clinical specialists, 25 clinical generalists, a medication safety pharmacist, an informatics pharmacist and a pharmacy clinical coordinator.
Additionally, Manchester University College of Pharmacy has four faculty members who call Parkview their main practice site. The pharmacy team is actively involved in providing experiential training for Doctor of Pharmacy students from Purdue University, Butler University, Ohio Northern University, University of Toledo, Manchester University and many academic institutions.