Pharmacist in Action: A Hospital Preparing for Patients With COVID-19

Marilyn Bulloch, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM, shares her perspective of how the global COVID-19 pandemic is impacting pharmacy in her Alabama community.

Marilyn Bulloch, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM, shares her perspective of how the global COVID-19 pandemic is impacting pharmacy in her Alabama community. This video is a part of a series of vlogs showing pharmacists in action during the pandemic. It was filmed March 18, 2020.

Marilyn Bulloch, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM: Hey everybody. I'm Marilyn Bulloch. I’m an impatient pharmacist in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and a faculty member with Auburn University.

So far we've been really fortunate. We haven't had but a few cases in our community, and that we're aware of, we don't have any hospitalizations for COVID-19. But our hospital is preparing, as most hospitals are around the country. We're actually the site for drive through COVID-19 testing for our county, and some of our pharmacists are participating in that.

For the most part, at this time, we're just caring for patients like we would on any other given day, and making sure that they have the best care that we can provide for them. We're preparing, should we have an influx of COVID-19 patients, and we're I think we're ready for it.

But, we'll just keep working together and preparing, and doing the best we can for whatever patients do end up coming into the hospital. I hope all of you are doing well, and you're staying safe.

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