Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know
The Division of Pharmacy includes more than 150 pediatric professionals for the preparation and distribution of therapeutic prescription services for patients at Children’s National Hospital, the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders of Northern Virginia, and Children's National Montgomery County.
Children’s specially trained pediatric pharmacists coordinate with your child’s doctor and healthcare team to develop a safe and effective treatment plan, and provide assistance with:
- Accompanying care teams on patient visits
- Educating patients and families about medications and dosing guidelines
- Identifying and evaluating drug allergies and adverse drug reactions
- Monitoring for therapeutic medications
- Providing nutrition consultations
- Screening for drug-related problems
Patient safety is a priority for the division. We regularly evaluate the use and effectiveness of medications, and follow rigorous quality measures and policies to protect our patients.
To provide the best care for every child, specialized teams staff the following hospital units that require dedicated pharmacists:
Pharmacy and Gift Shop
Need a prescription or gift for a patient? Visit Walgreens on the first floor of the Main Campus.
Special Activities and Research
To continually improve and advance patient care, our team is actively involved in a variety of interdisciplinary programs at Children’s National, including the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, the Pharmacy Nursing Committee, and various unit-based and policy and procedure committees. We also support our colleagues at Children’s National with research protocols and provide pharmacy services for ongoing clinical trials.
If you are interested in learning more about current research studies and clinical trials, speak with your child’s doctor, nurse, or other care team members.