The Putnam General Hospital Pharmacy utilizes the Unit Dose Distribution system to provide medications to its patients throughout the hospital. Automated Dispensing Cabinets are also utilized in the Emergency Department and as emergency backup after pharmacy hours. The use of these cabinets increases patient safety by decreasing the potential for medication errors. Sterile products are compounded in a Compounding Aseptic Isolator to protect our patients and meet Joint Commission standards. The pharmacist is involved with Medication Reconciliation, drug monitoring and patient counseling. Our pharmacists are actively involved in the pharmacy quality improvement program and are involved in both patient and community education programs.