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Expanding the Pharmacist's Role in a Psychiatric Hospital
Samuel Kohan; Sae Youn Chung; Jessica Stone
Psychiatric Services 1973; doi:
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Fort Logan Mental Health Center Denver, Colorado

American Psychiatric Association

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The pharmacy department at the Fort Logan Mental Health Center is conducting a program to determine how clinical pharmacy services can be used more directly by one of the treatment teams. A pharmacist reviews patients' drug regimes each week with the team psychiatrist, the medication nurse, and the patients. A pharmacist also takes a drug history at admission, to identify possible drug allergies and adverse reactions to drugs, and he reviews new patients' laboratory reports for any drug-induced abnormalities.

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