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Click any sign on the guide post to read Key Information.Tripp GuthriePharmacist
Paul (Tripp) Guthrie, R.Ph.
Hayworth Cancer Center, High Point Regional Health System, High Point, NC

Chemotherapy medications are a scary yet necessary reality for many cancer treatments. Hospital pharmacist Tripp Guthrie brings 30 years of experience and a passion for working with chemotherapy patients to the GPS team. While he’s a behind-the-scenes player in cancer care, he’s a vital part of the team dedicated to fighting cancer — one person at a time.

Tripp’s maternal grandmother’s experience with colon cancer helped him understand how a cancer diagnosis not only abruptly changes the patient’s life but also the lives of the patient’s loved ones. “In that one quick moment you and your family are placed in a situation that you have such little knowledge of. My family members immediately had so many questions about this disease that they wanted and needed answered. They needed to feel some degree of control of the situation and their life.”

Key information from GPS’s pharmacist:

A pharmacist and pharmacy technician review information about each patient and use your specific parameters (height, weight as well as diagnosis and stage) to calculate each dose of chemotherapy. This is definitely not a “one-size-fits-all” prescription.

Made To Order

Each chemotherapy treatment is evaluated before it is given to ensure that pre-chemotherapy medications (hydration fluid, electrolyte supplements and anti-emetic medications) are appropriate.

The pharmacist and a certified pharmacy technician prepare each dose of chemotherapy on site just prior to administration. Your dose of medication is not prepared ahead of time — instead, the pharmacists wait for key information about your health before preparing your chemotherapy.

Rx Team

The oncology nurses and the pharmacist review your treatment before it is given to you. And then they coordinate your treatment before it is administered. What you may not notice is that your medicines are given in a specific order and at a pre-determined rate — all carefully calculated to make sure you get the best results.

Pharmacists are available to talk with you about your chemotherapy medications so be sure to let your oncologist or your chemotherapy nurse know if you want to do that.

Links / Apps

These websites are informative for patients and their family:
American Cancer Society
Chemo Care

Key Info Made To Order Rx Team Links and Apps

 

Key information

A pharmacist and pharmacy technician review information about each patient and use your specific parameters (height, weight as well as diagnosis and stage) to calculate each dose of chemotherapy. This is definitely not a “one-size-fits-all” prescription.

Made To Order

Each chemotherapy treatment is evaluated before it is given to ensure that pre-chemotherapy medications (hydration fluid, electrolyte supplements and anti-emetic medications) are appropriate.

The pharmacist and a certified pharmacy technician prepare each dose of chemotherapy on site just prior to administration. Your dose of medication is not prepared ahead of time — instead, the pharmacists wait for key information about your health before preparing your chemotherapy.

Rx Team

The oncology nurses and the pharmacist review your treatment before it is given to you. And then they coordinate your treatment before it is administered. What you may not notice is that your medicines are given in a specific order and at a pre-determined rate — all carefully calculated to make sure you get the best results.

Pharmacists are available to talk with you about your chemotherapy medications so be sure to let your oncologist or your chemotherapy nurse know if you want to do that.

Links / Apps

These websites are informative for patients and their family:
American Cancer Society
Chemo Care

 


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