4.12 DISCHARGE MEDICATIONS
medications must be filled in community pharmacies in order to meet all
2. RN/LPN may not give an inpatient supply of medication to patient upon discharge.
A. Solid Organ Transplant (SOT) patients
B. Emergency Department discharge patients (see details below)
C. Travelling patients who are unable to fill medication at local pharmacy
D. Registered Day Care Patients
A. Solid Organ Transplant (SOT) Patients
Physician: 1. Writes the prescription for approved
medications separate from any other
Pharmacist: 2. Dispenses medication from the Transplant Clinic
B. Emergency Discharge Patients
Physician: 1. Writes discharge prescription for
filling at community pharmacy. A 24 hour service
Nurse: 3. May provide to the patient upon discharge, on the written order of a physician,
Acetaminophen 325 mg with codeine 30 mg (Tylenol #3) 6 pack vial. The medication
is packaged and labeled with instructions by the Pharmacy department and available as
ward stock in the Emergency Department.
4. After pharmacy hours of operation, if it is
necessary to begin the patient’s medication
C. Travelling Patients
Patients discharged from the hospital may only have medication(s) provided to them if they must travel long distances to their home and are unable to get a prescription filled in a local community pharmacy prior to travelling.
1. Writes an order on the Physician’s order and indicates the quantity
to be given to the
Pharmacist: 2. Process order. Ensure patient name, physician
name, drug name, strength, brand or
3. Dispense oral medications in safety cap vials.
C. Registered Day Care Patients
1.Writes the prescription on a discharge prescription form or a
Physician's order form
Nurse: 2. Faxes the prescription to the T15 Pharmacy satellite.
Pharmacist: 3. Dispenses prescription as per hospital's cytotoxic policies.
4. Sends the medication to the day care unit with porter service.