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    (Original post by -Emmz-)
    Do your pharmacists not see outliers on wards?
    Do you have a system where all regular medication is dispensed for a patient and kept in his/her own locker?
    Your pharmacy may work differently so it's hard for me to comment.
    this works well on base wards but not with acute medicine patients or with acute medicine outliers on specialist units ...

    if the patient is in hospital foe less than 24 -36 hours there simply is not the time for pharmacy to dwadle along and sort that - especially when the medication is likely to change with every acute review ...
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    this works well on base wards but not with acute medicine patients or with acute medicine outliers on specialist units ...

    if the patient is in hospital foe less than 24 -36 hours there simply is not the time for pharmacy to dwadle along and sort that - especially when the medication is likely to change with every acute review ...
    I had no idea we dwadled! Usually I get told to slow down!:p:

    Our acute admissions unit gets a pharmacy visit everyday (including weekends). I think somewhere like Derby has a 24 hour pharmacy ... but there's a shortage of junior pharmacists, and they're the ones who would be manning it over night ... I'm sure it will come one day. I'd much rather know I was working a night shift rather than being on call!
 
 
 
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