A World of Opportunities
Teaching and Learning: The Key to our Residents' Development
Our residents have the opportunity to be exposed to many different unique disease states and medical practices. There are opportunities in both inpatient and outpatient, as well as administration. Teaching and learning is key to the development of our residents and we are able to fulfill that through our partnerships with the schools of pharmacy, as well as educational opportunities and collaboration with other disciplines.
We also have active involvement with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy, the Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the American Pharmacists Association, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Inova's pharmacy medication team has been recognized for successful implementation of error-reduction strategies around insulin administration. The ISMP Cheers Awards honor work that is setting a standard of excellence in the prevention of medication errors and adverse drug events.
The pharmacy medication team collaborated with other disciplines to implement error-reduction strategies, including restricting regular insulin to the IV route, requiring regular insulin prescribing via order sets with dosing limits, linking orders for IV push regular insulin to ensure dispensing of an appropriate needleless luer lock insulin syringe, and including an image of the appropriate syringe to be used for administration in the medication administration record. Learn More