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Trauma Services

Elliot Hospital
One Elliot Way
Manchester, NH 03103

The Pharmacist Role In The Emergency Department

Only 1-3% of hospitals in the US have an emergency room pharmacist. Elliot Hospital has a pharmacist in the Emergency Room 16 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Interview patients that are going to be admitted to the hospital so that an accurate list of their home medications can be reviewed by the ED physicians.

  • Provide drug information to nurses and physicians.
  • Work with physicians to provide the most appropriate medications and doses for each patient.
  • Add or update medication allergies in patients' medical records to avoid future adverse reactions.
  • Identify unlabeled patient medications - can include the identification of medications from other countries.
  • Assist the emergency room staff in getting medications for patients as quickly as possible.