Point of care pharmacists 2017-01-28T09:40:57-06:00

Traditionally hospital pharmacists have spent most of their time in the hospital pharmacy, but today more pharmacists are working on patient care units or at the “point of care.” Physicians, nurses, and patients benefit by having a knowledgeable team member readily available for questions regarding medications. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (July 21, 1999; 282(3): 267-270), a 66 percent reduction in preventable adverse medication events was demonstrated when a pharmacist was present during patient care rounds.