- Provides round the clock – 24-hour pharmacy service including weekends and public holidays.
- Services include all in-patient service, out-patient service (from S1 Specialist Clinics, J1 Private Clinic and Accident & Emergency Department) and discharged patient service (including home leave and inter-hospital transfer) for public patients, private patients, HA staff and civil servants.
Clinical Pharmacy Service
- Serve AICU, PICU, NICU, medical and surgical admission wards.
- Provide medication review, medication reconciliation service
- Attend ward rounds with physicians in multi-disciplinary approach
- Provide drug related information on site, evaluated advice and opinions on drugs.
- Ensure that relevant drug-related guidelines and policies are adhered to.
- Individualize and tailor treatment regimen for patients, such as by Therapeutic Drug Monitoring.
- Participate in Clinical Audit.
- Participate in Drug Use Evaluation.
- Enhance patient compliance by discharge counseling, e.g. patients newly started with CAPD at Renal ward.
- Provide patient counseling and subsequent follow-up for patients recruited under Integrated Care and Discharge Support for Elderly Patients (ICDS) -- a collaboration service with nursing staff.
Clinical Oncology Pharmacy Service
- Clinical Oncology Pharmacy Service has been implemented in Queen Mary Hospital since 2012.
- Clinical oncology pharmacists provide therapeutic information about chemotherapy, including expected clinical outcomes, potential adverse effects and its management.
- Identify and solve patients' drug-related problems through the multi-disciplinary team so as to improve the quality of patient care.
- Patients can easily manage their medications with clinical oncology pharmacists' advices.
Drug Information Service
- The Pharmacy Department has implemented a drug information service since the beginning of August 1995.
- The aims of the service are to promote the safe, effective and economic use of medicine products in patients by the active and passive provision of accurate drug information and advice.
- The drug information service is provided for doctors, nurses, other allied health professionals, patients and also the public at large.
- Provide active drug information in the form of drug bulletins.
- Collate all new drug requests and provide information support and evaluated opinions on the drug applications.
- Periodically revise and update the Hospital Formulary.
- Deliver quality pharmaceutical care to patients by clinical pharmacists and aims to identify and solve drug-related problems, improve health literacy and enhance self-management of patient.
- Target patients with polypharmacy, doctor referral or walk-in, and poor drug compliance identified by clinical pharmacists.
Pharmacist-led Warfarin Clinic
- Provide tailor-made patient-focused services including INR monitoring, dosage adjustment, therapeutic monitoring and patient counseling with prescribing right according to a preset protocol to patient on warfarin.
Cytotoxics Reconstitution Service
- Provide centralized cytotoxic drug reconstitution service for all oncology patients in the hospital.
- Prepare all products under stringent environmental control with aseptic technique.
- Ensure sterility of the products for the patients and protection of the staff from direct and environmental exposure to cytotoxic drugs.
Total Parenteral Nutrition Reconstitution Service
- Provide patients with safe and quality total parenteral nutrition as prescribed, free of microbial or particulate contamination, unaltered by incompatibilities of interacting additives, and verified by clinical pharmacists.
Pharmacy Intravenous Admixture Service (PIVAS)
- Pharmacy Intravenous Admixture Service (PIVAS) involves the preparation of individualized drug doses in syringes or infusion bags in the pharmacy aseptic unit. The products prepared are "ready for administration" on the wards.
- High risk medications are prepared for paediatric patients admitted to K10N (NICU&SCBU) and K10S (PICU).
- PIVAS aims not only to reduce nursing time on drug reconstitution and reduce wastage of drugs through vial sharing, but also reduce medication errors and enhance safe and effective use of drugs.
Clinical Trial Service
- To collaborate with the Clinical Trials Centre, University of Hong Kong to provide quality pharmaceutical supports and advices for conducting clinical trials for new drug treatments in Hong Kong.
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