Great Catch, Amy Spears!

Jewish Hospital

Amy Spears, Pharmacist, Jewish Hospital

While performing a discharge medication review at Jewish Hospital, pharmacist Amy Spears discovered several medication errors and omissions. She contacted the prescriber for clarifications, and sent new prescriptions to the patient's pharmacy with corrections.

Since the patient was discharged on a Sunday, when Pharmacy Plus is closed, Amy sent the patient home with two doses of each medication to insure doses would not be missed. She also counseled the patient regarding her insulin dosing to be certain she understood the new directions.