Pharmacy Residency Program - Pharmacy Department Overview
Tom Nelson, PharmD, RPh
Clinical Coordinator and Residency Program Director
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Department of Pharmacy, M.S. 730
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1997
Hours of Operation
- The pharmacy department provides centralized distributive services 24 hours a day.
- There are 6 satellite pharmacies.
- The operating room pharmacy prepares intravenous medications for the 14 operating rooms.
- The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit pharmacy prepares intravenous infusions and provides clinical services to our 42-bed unit.
- There are three Pediatric Intensive Care Unit pharmacies. Each pharmacy prepares intravenous infusions and provides clinical services to their 24-bed unit.
- The Oncology Clinic pharmacy prepares all chemotherapy preparations and provides services to both inpatients and outpatients.
- There are decentralized pharmacists in each of the six satellite pharmacies. A decentralized pharmacist on the Hematology / Oncology / Bone Marrow Transplant unit provides clinical services to the 24-bed unit. In addition, the general medical and surgical units are staffed with two decentralized pharmacists. These pharmacists provide clinical services to 6 different acute-care units.
- Pharmacists attend bedside patient care rounds with the multidisciplinary health care team in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, all three Pediatric Intensive Care Units, the Hematology / Oncology / Bone Marrow Transplant unit, and the general medical units.
- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin utilizes an electronic health record as of November 2012.
- Pharmacists utilize mobile computers during bedside rounding.
- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin utilizes electronic medication administration records and bar code scanning.
- The pharmacy department utilizes robotics for unit dose medication packaging and bar coding.
- Automated dispensing cabinets are utilized in the central pharmacy as well as in all acute-care areas.
- Pediatric pharmacokinetics.
- Pharmacists respond to all Level 1 and Level 2 pediatric traumas.
- Pharmacists are active members of the Code Team and the Rapid Response Team and respond to all pediatric medical emergencies.
- Renal monitoring.
- Pharmacy Consult services for solid organ transplant patients.
- Comprehensive medication therapy management services to our special needs patients.
- Special Needs.
- A special needs patient is a pediatric patient which is seen by 5 or more medical specialities and whose care is coordinated by the special needs health care team.
- Antibiotic Stewardship.
- Pharmacy Consult services for patients on the ketogenic diet.