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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5/13/09  9:41 pm
Commenter: Emily Wells, Martha Jefferson Hospital

I support the amendment

This amendment would allow technicians to deliver narcotics to the ER, ICU, etc in a timely manner and not have to pull nurses away from caring for their patients.  Technicians are a key role in the pharmacy and having them return to the pharmacy in a timely manner instead of trying to search down a nurse to check their narcotics would allow them to come back and assist the pharmacist(s).  This would be benificial to all!  The narcotics are double check by a pharmacist before leaving the pharmacy and the acudose machines also have reports to assure the proper amount of narcotics were loaded.

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