The Department of Laboratory Medicine provides service for the inpatient and outpatient population in a rural city and surrounding rural areas. The patient population served ranges from neonates to geriatrics. The range of services offered includes:
- Clinical chemistry
- Therapeutic drug monitoring
- Limited bacteriology
The Laboratory is equipped with progressive diagnostic instrumentation and procedures to meet the laboratory testing needs of patients and physician. Fully integrated information systems allow for complete computerization from order entry to test resulting and reporting.
The Pharmacy Department promotes an organization of independent professionals with the authority and responsibility for clinical and distributive decision–making at all levels. This fosters a climate conducive to professional practice and enhances goals for provision of quality care.
Computerized pharmacy service for drug therapy monitoring
Computerized medication administration record service
IV Admixture Program that includes sterile product preparation of small volume parenteral, special preparations, and premixed large volume parenteral. Sterile product preparation of total parenteral nutrition for central and peripheral administration is provided with monitoring of daily therapy.
Patient and Staff education.
Medication misadventures monitoring – Adverse Drug Reactions & Medication Errors
Quality and Performance Improvement
MSHA Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee/Medication Use Evaluations (MUE) & Medication Protocols.
Programs provided: Medication/Medication Interactions, Food/Medication Interactions, and Patient Education Information. Medication Information Resource. Medication procurement and Inventory & Formulary Management
Clinical Applications: Allergy Checks, Duplication of Therapy, Estimated Creatinine Clearance, Serum Level Monitoring, Physician Interventions, Gentamicin and Vancomycin Monitoring, and Medication Recall monitoring.
Pump Management: IV Infusion Pumps and Patient Controlled Analgesia Pain Pumps & Epidural Infusion Pump.
Respiratory Therapy services provide inpatient/outpatient clinical services including:
- Medical Gas Therapy
- Oxygen Therapy
- Aerosol Therapy
- Incentive Spirometry
- Mechanical Ventilation
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
- Bi-level Positive airway Pressure
- Bronchopulmonary Segmental Drainage
- Airway Management
Diagnostic Services (as prescribed by physician)
- Pulmonary Function Test
- Treadmill Stress test
- Arterial Blood Gases
- Sputum Indications
- Pulse Oximetry
- Holter Monitoring
The Sleep Lab Department provides a full range of Polysomnographic Procedures to assist the physician in diagnosing and treating medical conditions in relation to a patient’s sleep. The range of services offered includes:
- Nocturnal Polysomnograms
- Split Night Sleep Studies
- Multiple Sleep Latency Tests
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Tests