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Click to listen to this page using ReadPleaseMission Statement: The Department of Pharmacy is a clinical support service of Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. It is responsible for promoting health and the safe and appropriate use of drug therapy. As part of a multidisciplinary team, the Department of Pharmacy utilizes pharmaceutical care and drug distribution services to provide excellence in the provision of patient care.

 

Reporting Relationship: The Department of Pharmacy is a clinical support service reporting to the Vice President, Planning, Medicine, Cardiology and Maternal/Child Services.

 

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday: 8:00a.m. - 9:00 p.m. *
Weekends/Statutory Holidays: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. * (pharmacist is available on site until 6:00 p.m.)

* On call pharmacist is available after hours.

 

Clinical Services
 

  • Central medication order review
  • Medication reconciliation, medication counseling, outpatient anticoagulation management
  • Monitoring of drug-drug interactions
  • Monitoring for allergies
  • Adverse drug reaction monitoring
  • Drug information
  • Formulary maintenance and development, including guidelines/protocols
  • Support to Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee in terms of formulary, clinical guideline development

 

Distribution Services
 

  • Procurement and storage of medications
  • Computerized, unit dose distribution of inpatient medications
  • Pharmacy based IV admixture services
  • Wardstock and narcotic top up service
  • Adult and neonatal parenteral nutrition preparation
  • Adult and paediatric inpatient chemotherapy preparation

 

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Program: The Department of Pharmacy provides a therapeutic drug monitoring (pharmacokinetic dosing) program for a number of agents. These include aminoglycosides and vancomycin. A medical directive has been approved by the Medical Advisory Committee, whereby the pharmacist is allowed to order serum drug levels. Dosing of these drugs is facilitated by the availability of computerized dosing software.

 

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Renal Services Program: Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is the regional dialysis centre for Northwestern Ontario. The Department of Pharmacy provides a pharmacist to provide drug monitoring and counselling services for the patients in this program. In addition to this, the pharmacist provides inservice education to the staff of the Renal Services Program. For further information, please contact Sean Albanese at albanesa@tbh.net.

 

Oncology Program: Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre provides oncology services, to inpatients, in partnership with the Northwestern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre. The Department of Pharmacy provides clinical services to the patients and staff of the Acute Oncology Unit. For further information, please contact Catherine Omeljaniuk at omeljanc@tbh.net

 

Cardiology Program: The Department of Pharmacy provides clinical services to the Inpatient Cardiology Program by working as part of an interdisciplinary team. The cardiologist pharmacist participates in interdisciplinary rounds, medication reconciliation and medication counseling. For further information, please contact Jessica Kantymirat kantymij@tbh.net.

 

pharmacy 02Emergency Room Program: The Department of Pharmacy provides clinical support and medication reconciliation services to the Emergency Department. In this program, the pharmacist will have responsibility for gathering medication histories, clarifying medication orders, providing drug information, and clarifying medication orders.

 

Clinical Teaching Unit: The Department of Pharmacy provides clinical support and consultation services to the clinical teaching unit in support of the hospital’s Internal Medicine residency program. For further information, please contact Angela Heintzman heinzma@tbh.net.

 

Internal Medicine Clinic: The Department of Pharmacy provides clinical services to Internal Medicine Clinic of TBRHSC. A pharmacist is a member of an interdisciplinary team to help manage such diseases as congestive heart failure and diabetes. For further information, please contact Carina Desramaux at desramac@tbh.net.

 

For more information, please contact:


Deb Emery, RPh,
Pharmacy Manager
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
980 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 6V4
Email: emeryd@tbh.net
Phone (807) 684-6327



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