Department of Pharmacy:

The Department of Pharmacy serves patients at West Florida Hospital from the main pharmacy as well as de-centralized locations throughout the hospital, including the intensive care unit (ICU), progressive care units (PCUs), emergency department, pediatric unit, and adult medical/surgical floors. The integrative care and decentralized pharmacy practice model provides increased opportunity for collaboration with physicians, mid-level practitioners, nurses, and patients to optimize patient-centered care.

Mission Statement:

The West Florida Hospital Department of Pharmacy is dedicated to the provision of excellence in patient care, education, community service, and research.

Clinical Pharmacy Services Include:

  • Automatic policies providing several services including: renal dosing of over 100 medications, IV to PO conversion of over 30 medications, pharmacokinetic management of all vancomycin and aminoglycosides, dose rounding for several weight-based medications, parenteral nutrition management
  • Consultation services including: anticoagulation (including warfarin) dosing and monitoring, pain management, post-operative PCA management, glycemic control management
  • Utilization of a medication therapy system, VigiLanz, alerts pharmacist to medication management opportunities (antimicrobial de-escalation, renal dose adjustment alerts, etc.)
  • Admission and discharge medication reconciliations with patient education
  • Daily antimicrobial review for de-escalation and appropriateness
  • Daily direct patient care rounding with an interdisciplinary team (IDT)
  • Drug information in-services to all members of the healthcare team