Pharmaceutical Care Satellites

Several patient care satellites operate to provide pharmaceutical care to meet the specialized needs of a variety of patient populations. Pharmacists in patient care areas provide drug information, individualized medication dosing, as well as assist in designing intravenous nutritional support, and provide education to patients and other members of the healthcare team. Pharmacists in patient care satellites participate in patient care rounds as an integral member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team. All pharmacists attend cardiac/respiratory arrests and assist in drug dosing and preparation, and other services as needed.

Adult Medicine Satellites

The Adult Medicine pharmacy satellites are staffed with pharmacists who are trained in the provision of care to internal medicine patients. These pharmacists provide pharmaceutical care services to several inpatient floors throughout the hospital.

Critical Care Satellites

Pharmacists in the Critical Care Satellites are skilled in providing pharmaceutical care services for critically ill patients in our Surgical-Trauma, Neuro, Medical-Surgery, and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Units.

Atrium Health Navicent Emergency Department Satellite

Pharmacists in the Atrium Health Navicent Emergency Department are specialized in providing pharmaceutical services for acutely ill patients in need of emergent care. These pharmacists respond to many medical emergencies including but not limited to:

  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Code Strokes
  • Rapid Sequence Intubations
  • Sepsis Codes
  • Trauma Codes

Oncology Satellite

Adult oncology patients are cared for by pharmacists in the Infusion Center satellite. Pharmacists play an integral role in the management of patients receiving chemotherapy by providing individualized, protocol-guided chemotherapy medication dosing.

Operating Room Satellites

These satellite pharmacies specialize in the care of patients undergoing both inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures. This satellite provides services to the operating rooms by preparing medications used during surgery and participating in the development of medication usage protocols.

Pediatric Pharmacy Satellite

Pharmacists with training in pediatrics and obstetrics manage the Children’s Pharmacy. This pharmacy satellite provides services to all pediatric patients, including the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units. This satellite also provides care to the newborn nursery and Family Birth Center.