Pharmacy Services

Pharmacy practice at UAB is stimulating, challenging, satisfying, and never routine. Every day UAB pharmacists take a hands-on approach, sharing information and working across disciplines to identify, treat, and prevent drug-related problems in the patients we serve. It’s a dynamic, patient-centered environment where highly-skilled practitioners are a valued information source for clinicians and nurses. They are respected for their knowledge and abilities and are a vital part of the care team. UAB pharmacists rely on each other to monitor and adjust medications, develop therapeutic plans for a wide range of patient needs, improve quality, and save lives. It’s a different way of thinking about patient care, and a different way of thinking about pharmacy.

The UAB Department of Pharmacy consists of an extensive inpatient practice, outpatient care, and an informatics and regulatory affairs area. Each division is specialized and sub-specialized serving the needs of our diverse patient populations. Teamwork is expected and you won’t find a more collaborative team of pharmacists and technicians. Everyone works together to provide high-quality care, because it takes a team to heal a patient.

Acute Care

Central Pharmacy, Decentral Pharmacy, Investigational Drug Service

UAB Hospital Pharmacy Acute Care Services supports adult and neonatal patients in over 50 patient care units, including ten intensive care units, where pharmacists are considered medication experts in specialty areas. The central pharmacy serves as the hub of the automated inventory system, creating a seamless link between prescribers entering orders and our decentralized pharmacists verifying order accuracy. The Investigational Drug Service supports research efforts, establishes ambulatory protocols, and assists with planning and executing clinical trials.

Ambulatory Care

Highlands Apothecary, University Medical Center Pharmacy, Specialty Pharmacy, The Kirklin Clinic Pharmacy, Ambulatory Infusion Therapy

Ambulatory Pharmacy Services are offered in many of the specialty clinics at UAB Hospital and The Kirklin Clinic at UAB Hospital, such as Transplant, Hematology/Oncology, HIV, Hepatology, Rheumatology, Gastroenterology, Infusion Therapy, and Neurology. Pharmacists in these areas are considered the medication experts within these specialties, working in conjunction with four outpatient pharmacies and a home infusion pharmacy to meet the needs of both patients and providers. Pharmacy practitioners in these ambulatory areas may provide lifelong care for patients with chronic conditions, allowing them to develop lasting relationships. 

Pharmacy Informatics & Regulatory Affairs

Informatics, Education & Development, Therapeutic Policy Management

Therapeutic Policy Management directs clinicians with regard to drug evaluations, utilization, and guidelines. Pharmacy Informatics plays a critical role in the building, testing, education, and support of our computerized physician order entry system (CPOE), as well as our automated medication management system (AMMS).

Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians are essential team members in every setting and assist the pharmacists in providing safe, timely, and compassionate patient care. In each area, technicians work collaboratively with pharmacists and support them in their daily activities whether making IV fluids, pulling medication orders, delivering medications to nursing units, or packaging and labeling prescriptions. Every technician can participate in medication error prevention by reporting prevented and actual medication-related errors. Learn more >>



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