Lexington Regional Health Center’s in-house pharmacy provides services seven days a week for all patients. The pharmacy staff provides comprehensive drug distribution services,including same-day surgery and chemotherapy drugs for administration in the outpatient infusion area. All medications, whether oral tablets and capsules, liquids, injections or intravenous medications, are provided in individual dose packages to ensure proper patient distribution and dosage.
The pharmacy staff uses the health center’s computer database for accurate and safe medication administration. This system screens each medication order for allergies, duplicate therapies, drug-to-drug interactions, medication incompatibilities in IV solutions, and drug dosage based on patient age, weight, and condition.
In addition, pharmacists provide patient/medication education, monitor antibiotic use, recommend drug dosage adjustments based on kidney function and assist physicians in overall review of patient medication regimens.