Hobbs Hospital's clinical pharmacists are important members of the
health care team who help ensure the safest and most effective use of
medications. Our pharmacists and technicians are committed to safety and
quality, and work closely with doctors and other caregivers to meet each
patient's specific health care needs.
We've also implemented barcode medication administration, a process
that serves as an extra layer of safety for medications. Your nurse will
scan your ID bracelet and then scan the medication. The computer will
make sure that the dosage you are getting is correct, that there are no
interactions with other medications, and that the medicine you're
being given is appropriate for your condition. Doctors, nurses, and pharmacists
all still look at these things as well, but barcode medication administration
further reduces the chance for a medication error.