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Department of Pharmacy Services

<h2>Pharmacist Workstation</h2> <p>Each workstation is well equipped with both print and electronic resources.</p>
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<p>Pharmacists at these stations verify the appropriateness of a medication order utilizing information coming from an integrated computer system based on computer physician order entry - a pillar of patient safety.</p> <h2>Technician Workstation</h2> <p>This large area is well equipped with the most commonly prescribed medications, and a pneumatic tube delivery system to minimize turn-around time.</p>
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<p>On-demand compounding of extemporaneous products is also done in this area.<br />
 </p> <h2>RIVA – Robotic Intravenous Admixture Robot</h2> <p>CHOP is the second hospital in the United States to utilize this specific technology.<br />
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RIVA is responsible for both bulk and patient-specific preparation of doses of commonly used / high volume medications.<br />
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This technology improves patient safety as no human interaction is necessary - this ensures both the accuracy and sterility of all doses prepared.<br />
 </p> <h2>Internal View of RIVA</h2> <p>RIVA is a self-contained system that dispenses medications by weight (calculated by the medication's specific gravity).<br />
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The robot reconstitutes and/or dilutes source containers, draws up the medication, appropriately labels the syringe or bag, and sterilizes the product before leaving the apparatus.<br />
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Finally, RIVA has a very vigorous internal quality assurance program to ensure the highest degree of safety and reliability is maintained.</p> <h2>Sterile Products Production Room</h2> <p>This newly renovated room is fully USP<797> compliant and has produced within its walls nearly 600,000 doses per year (~1600 doses each day).</p> <h2>Pharmacy Conference Center</h2> <p>This state-of- the- art center boasts a large capacity and is complete with a large LCD screen television, video projectors and telecommunication capabilities to facilitate meetings and/or training events. </p>
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This area is used primarily for pharmacy staff meetings, educational purposes, and monthly meetings of the hospital's Therapeutic Standards Committee (our P&T) and Drug Use Evaluation committee.<br />
 </p> <h2>Pharmacy Inventory Storage</h2> <p>To ensure adequate inventory the CHOP Department of Pharmacy utilizes a kanban system, an important tenant in the Toyota Lean system to facilitate the highest level of efficiency  possible.</p>
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The department also institutes a color coding system to notify the staff of any ISMP high alert medications or look-alike / sound-alike drugs to increase patient safety.<br />
 </p> <h2>Unit Dose Packager</h2> <p>Used to repackage bulk solid or liquid containers into single use or unit dose forms and labels them with any pertinent warnings or information.</p>
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<p>This is another way that the CHOP Department of Pharmacy strives to increase patient safety.</p>
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