|Clinical Oncology Pharmacy|
Saint Francis Cancer Treatment Center’s Clinical Oncology Pharmacy program provides a service not typically found in community cancer centers. Our dedicated, on-site pharmacy ensures that patients are receiving only the safest, most comprehensive care during chemotherapy.
Clinical pharmacists are also responsible for communicating closely with the oncologists. At a time in which treatments are constantly changing and error prevention has been made a national priority, this collaboration is vital.
Extensive safety measures are taken during both the preparation and administration of chemotherapy. Electronic order entry systems are used to prevent medical errors, and multiple checks of the patient record and dosing parameters are also in place to prevent any mistakes from occurring.
As the chemotherapy drugs are prepared, and even as they make their way to the patient, they are always contained and protected to ensure non-contaminated administration.
Clinical pharmacists provide quality patient care in relation to the diagnosis, treatment, age group and other identified needs, which enables comprehensive pharmaceutical care with safe and effective drug delivery to our patients.