Inside Barton Memorial Hospital
2170 South Avenue
S. Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Barton Memorial Hospital's Pharmacy is not open to the public for prescription filling/refilling. It is used only to provide medications to patients at the hospital.
Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pharmacist on call nightly
Provides medication distribution and clinical pharmacy service to all inpatient departments, outpatient departments, and clinics.
The pharmacy computer system controls the automated medication dispensing systems throughout the hospital.
- Inpatient medication needs include: pharmacokinetic consultations, a drug monitoring program, as well as sterile admixture of IV Piggyback solutions and regular IVs & TPNs.
Drug Monitoring: The use of all medications is monitored. The hospital's computer system automatically monitors for drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, and drug allergies, high-alert medications and patient renal status.
IV-Admixture Service: The Pharmacy staff mixes all medications given intravenously using aseptic, sterile technique, in a laminar flow hood located in a Clean Room. All staff are tested for competency in aseptic technique. This assures a sterile IV medication admixture.
Nutritional Support: The Pharmacy Department consults with the physicians and dietitians in the hospital in preparing IV nutritional support, compounded and dispensed to patients needing nutritional support.
Renal Monitoring: Patients with poor renal function are monitored because of the inability to eliminate certain drugs from their bodies. Dosage adjustments are recommended by the pharmacist for these drugs.
Drug Information: provided to nurses, physicians, and patients as needed. Computerized printouts are available through the Pharmacy Department on all drugs kept in the Pharmacy.