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Pharmacy

Pharmacy services are available at many Aspirus hospitals and clinics to make it as easy as possible to get the medications you need.

Our pharmacists offer education to make sure you understand your medications, how to take them and why you are taking them.

Our pharmacies except most insurances, but check with the provider of your pharmacy benefit if you have questions about coverage.

Inpatient Pharmacy Services

Pharmacy services for overnight patients at Aspirus hospitals are provided by clinical pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Our clinical pharmacists are responsible for:

  • Reviewing patient medication regimens.
  • Screening new orders for potential problems such as drug allergies, drug/food interactions, intravenous (IV) incompatibilities, and the need for dose adjustments. Physicians are informed of potential problems and alternatives.
  • Rounding with medical teams to provide drug information and collaboratively monitor patients' responses to their medications.
  • Managing insulin therapy under a collaborative practice agreement.
  • Actively monitoring antibiotic therapy, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) therapy, IV therapy, and any medications that require additional laboratory monitoring such as gentamicin and vancomycin.
  • Maintaining electronic progress notes that contain information regarding pharmacokinetic dosing recommendations, renal/hepatic dosing adjustments, insulin management or other information related to a patient's medication therapy.

Pharmacy Residency

Aspirus Wausau Hospital offers an ASHP accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program. It provides residents with a broad range of clinical experiences with a focus on inpatient acute care, drug information, and practice management.

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