Steve Armatas

last updated 1/29/2018

Steve Armatas

Director of Pharamcy at Aultman Hospital

Location:
2600 Sixth Street SW, Canton, Ohio, United States
HQ Phone:
(330) 452-9911

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Cancer Committee

Steve Armatas, RPh

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http://www.cantonrep.com/news/business/x782067502/When-drug-supplies-are-scarce-local-hospitals-work-together

Steve Armatas, Aultman Hospital's pharmacy director, concurred with his Mercy counterpart.
"We had a tremendous problem with syringes filled with drugs used for resuscitation. Time is of the essence. We had to use alternatives by making kits with vials and syringes in one bag to minimize the impact on squads and the emergency room,"Armatas said. "The last shortages that occurred have come in at 4 o'clock in the afternoon on Friday," Armatas said. Armatas said he believes it is time for government intervention, bringing pharmaceutical companies to the table to discuss a way to prevent future shortages. Until the situation is resolved, hospital pharmacy departments are spending valuable time monitoring drug shortages - not unlike crisis management - which takes away from regular pharmaceutical care. Both hospitals have collaborated to deal with individual shortages of specific drugs, Armatas said, "and trying to figure out how we can cope."

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"Our staff and physical space have remained the same for 40 years," said Steve Armatas, director of pharmacy operations."Although we've had some equipment upgrades, it hasn't kept up with demand.The workload significantly increased during the last 5 years because the average number of medications each patient takes is on the rise.Pharmacists essentially became data entry personnel because the law requires them to enter all orders.""With these new tools, pharmacists will operate more efficiently and have time to practice clinical pharmacy," Armatas said.

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