PharmacyMedication safety is the premier issue that is addressed by Uvalde Memorial Hospital Pharmacy.  The staff continues to be very dynamic in facing the multiple issues of safe medication monitoring and delivery.  In 2007, the pharmacy was at the heart of implementing bedside medication monitoring and electronic medication administration records.  This process is where each medication administered is barcoded and allows the nurse to scan the patient then scan the medication which assures that the right medication goes to the right patient at the right time.  This is congruent with continuous drug usage evaluation of patients with regard to drug-drug, drug-food and drug-disease issues.  Clinical aspects of the pharmacy also include monitoring medication usage with regard to renal and hepatic function.