Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy [18 VAC 110 ‑ 20]
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7/11/11  3:06 pm
Commenter: Michaiah Parker, CJW Medical Center

Support changes

I agree that automated dispensing cabinets and barcoded technology have allowed much of the experiation date information to be captured electronically.  As a clinical specialist that is expected to profile review 34 ICU patient beds, participate in interdisciplinary and bedside surgical rounding on patients daily, and focus on other medication safety issues / medication use evaluation development / and patient/staff education, having to spend time monthly for dispensing cabinet audits detracts from my ability to address critical issues in my sick patients.  If the technology has shown that it is effective in this aspect of pharmacy management, it would be much needed to free pharmacists up to focus on clinical services.

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