Richard-Heinrich Giese

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The effect of clinical pharmacist interventions that promoted the use of nafcillin rather than vancomycin and of gentamicin rather than tobramycin, when appropriate, was evaluated. Physician information sheets and criteria describing appropriate use of the target drugs vancomycin and tobramycin were developed by a clinical pharmacist and infectious disease(More)
The development of a manual of drug monographs about the handling of antineoplastic agents that complies with the Minnesota Right-to-Know Act is described. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations require manufacturers to provide employees with information about dangerous substances they handle as part of their jobs. OSHA(More)
Our department is committed to a process of continuous quality improvement focusing on delivering the best possible pharmaceutical care services. Three committees, each with representation from pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from all areas of the department, were convened in 1991 to 1992 to further identify areas for service enhancement and to plan(More)
The problems experienced by a hospital pharmacy department in implementing a stand-alone packaged computer system are discussed, and recommendations for avoiding and managing these problems are presented. In 1984, a stand-alone packaged computer system was implemented in a 580-bed, tertiary-care institution that provides services from a central pharmacy and(More)
A controlled substances distribution system that uses daily audit and disposition forms for three different groups of drug products is described. In the previously used system, only Schedule II drugs were controlled, using shingled proof-of-use forms for each product. All other controlled substances were dispensed like regular prescriptions. Accountability,(More)
In order to assist the Division of Energy Storage Systems in the U.S. Department of Energy in prioritizing, developing, and commercializing storage technologies a computer simulation code has been developed by Argonne National Laboratory to assess the impact of alternative residential heating and cooling technologies upon the electric utility generation,(More)