When you’re a patient at UNC Rockingham, skilled care from our clinical pharmacists can help you get the most benefit from your medications.
Your Medication Plan
Your pharmacist’s role is to make sure your medications are safe and effective while you get care at the hospital or rehabilitation and nursing care center. Trust our pharmacists to work closely with your doctor and care team to create a medication plan for you and make any changes as needed.
Your pharmacist will:
- Review your health history and allergies
- Review the medications your doctor orders to make sure they’re safe for you
- Prepare and provide medications
- Make sure you receive the correct dose
- Provide education about your medications to you and your care team
- Monitor your response to your medications
- Make sure antibiotic medications are used correctly
- Offer help to manage chronic (long-term) medical conditions through medications
Depending on your needs, your pharmacist may visit you in person. If you have questions about your medicines during your stay, ask to speak with a pharmacist.
When you get care at UNC Rockingham, a pharmacist is always available thanks to our remote order entry and on-call services. This means you can get pharmacy services when you need them from our experienced staff.
Automatic Medication Dispenser
You may notice your care team using our Omnicell medication dispenser. This technology offers a convenient, secure way for your providers to get your medications quickly.
In some cases, your pharmacist may be able to give your medications in the form that better suits your preferences. For example, you may be able to take medicine by mouth (orally) instead of through a vein (intravenously). Talk to your providers about your options. Your comfort, health, and safety are our top priority.
During your stay at UNC Rockingham, your care team will scan a bar code on your medications to make sure you get the right drug at the right time.
When you leave the hospital, you’ll receive a print guide about how and when to take your medications. Contact UNC Rockingham’s pharmacists if you have questions or concerns. To reach us, call the hospital’s main number and ask for the pharmacy department.
What If I Have Side Effects?
If you experience side effects from your medicine at home, call your doctor or retail pharmacy for help.
How to Get Rid of Medications
If you have unused medications you do not need, take them to a medication disposal drop box in your community. UNC Rockingham does not offer medication disposal.