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Pharmacy

Scope of Service

The department provides pharmaceutical care services to patients of all ages while they are receiving treatment at Lompoc Hospital. A lesser, but not unimportant, function of the department is to provide consultative services to the Convalescent Care Center.

The purpose of pharmaceutical care is to improve patient outcomes while optimizing resource utilization. To this end, Pharmacy Services has two overarching foci - clinical services and pharmacy operations. For clinical services, pharmacists apply pharmaceutical care principles to patient care by serving as an expert resource for physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals.

Additionally, pharmacists monitor the efficacy of current pharmacotherapy by assessing patient response and reviewing laboratory results.

Operationally, the department's primary goal is the safe, accurate and timely delivery of pharmaceutical products to the patient by optimizing the systems, processes and logistics of departmental function.

Staffing in the pharmacy is available from 0630 to 1700 on weekdays and from 0730 to 1500 on weekends and major holidays. During off-hours, medications ordered are provided by the House Supervisor. If further assistance is needed, the Pharmacy Director is contacted.

Contact Information

Telephone: (805) 737-3337

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Clinical Laboratory

Mission Statement

The Lompoc Healthcare District Clinical Laboratory is dedicated to providing timely, high quality, cost-effective laboratory testing for physicians and supporting care givers for the purpose of diagnosing and treating human disease.

Scope of Service

The Clinical Laboratory of Lompoc Healthcare District is a California licensed and JACHO certified facility providing comprehensive diagnostic laboratory procedures. The laboratory utilizes ?State of the Art? technology and is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by licensed laboratory staff.

Outpatient phlebotomy is available Monday - Friday from 0800 - 1630 at Valley Medical Group and from 0730 - 1700 at the hospital laboratory.

The standards and guidelines followed by the laboratory meet or exceed those set by JACHO and governed by the State of California and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988.

Contact Information

Telephone: (805) 737-3325

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Cardiopulmonary

Mission Statement

The Cardiopulmonary Department is a team of licensed Respiratory Care Practitioners that provide Therapeutic and Diagnostic Respiratory and Cardiac Care services for inpatients, outpatients and long-term care residents to improve the quality of health and life while ensuring congruency with the Mission of the District.

Scope of Service

The Department of Cardiopulmonary serves patients of all ages. The department meets the patient's care needs by providing diagnostic evaluation, therapy and education to the patient, family; and the public.

The scope and complexity of patient care needs met by this department include diagnostic activities such as obtaining and analyzing physiologic specimens, interpreting physiologic data and performing tests and studies of the cardiopulmonary system.

Therapy provided includes, thorough assessment by chart review, patient and family interview, administration of medical gases (excluding anesthetic gases and environmental control systems), artificial airway care, mechanical ventilation support, bronchopulmonary hygiene, pharmacological agents related to respiratory care procedures and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.

RT is a support service that is utilized by all patient care departments throughout the hospital. The RT Department is staffed 24 hours per day 365 days per year.

The level of care provided meets our patient needs by assessment of care requirements and implementation of care plans developed in conjunction with the Physician's order.

The practice guidelines utilized by the RT Department include those found in the Department Policy and Procedure Manual, which have been written in accordance with current Respiratory Care Standards as set forth by the American Association of Respiratory Care.

The goal of the RT Department is to meet the needs of our patients, their families, and the community. A specific goal for the coming year is to develop and implement policies that will conserve hospital resources while maintaining quality care.

Contact Information

Telephone: (805) 737-3383

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Perioperative Services

Mission Statement

The Perioperative Department is a team of licensed and unlicensed assistive personnel who deliver optimal, compassionate, appropriate and cost-effective care to inpatients and outpatients requiring surgical interventions. Care begins with preparation for surgery and continues until the patient is discharged or transferred to the appropriate level of care.

Scope of Service

The Perioperative/Surgery Department serves patients of all ages who require surgical intervention and non-invasive procedures. The department assesses the patient's care needs through care planning that is age specific. The scope and complexity of patients' care needs met by the Perioperative Department include minor and major surgical procedures, assisting with pain management, and endoscopic procedures. The department utilizes contracted technical support for lithotripsy, pacemaker insertions, radiologic procedures and Anesthetics. Staffing in the department consists of RN's, ORT's, & Anesthetists/Anesthesiologists who are available from 5:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, with on-call coverage provided after hours 7 days/week.

The level of care and services provided meet our patients needs by providing all surgical procedures excluding major cardiovascular and neurovascular procedures. The standards &/or practice guidelines utilized by this department include AORN, ASPAN, JCAHO, Title 22, OSHA, and our department Policy and Procedure Manual.

Contact Information

Telephone: (805) 737-3395

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Rehabilitation Services

Mission Statement

The Physical Therapy Department is a team of rehabilitation specialists, including physical and occupational therapy, that provide rehabilitation and education services to inpatient, outpatient, community, and staff in a timely, professional, compassionate manner in line with the mission of the Lompoc Healthcare District.

Scope of Service

The Physical Therapy Department provides inpatient and outpatient services to clients who have physical impairment resulting form injury, disease or other causes.

We treat clients of all acuity/nonacuity with various diagnoses, including:

  • orthopedic
  • Neurological
  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Wound
  • General

We serve patients of all ages and regardless of sex, race, religion, color or national origin.

The department is committed to following laws and regulations established by the Physical Therapy Practice Act and Regulations, the Physical Therapy Board of California, and the JCAHO.

The Physical therapist is responsible for evaluating the patient, interacting with the physician regarding order modification, and overseeing progression of therapy and patient goals. The physical therapist and therapist assistant assess the patient's care needs by gathering significant patient medical and social history, continuously reevaluating patient status, and coordinating with patient/family and hospital staff.

Outpatient physical therapy is initiated with receipt of a recent physician order and continued with renewed orders each thirty days. Inpatient PT is started within 24 hours of receipt of physician order.

Discharge of the patient occurs when goals are met, the patient has reached maximum benefit from the therapy services, the patient refuses or does not show for three consecutive visits, or the physician discharges the patient form the hospital or therapy.

The (outpatient) regular operating hours are provided Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm and are flexible depending on patient volume. Outpatients are not seen on major holidays or weekends. Inpatients receive treatment BID Monday through Saturday & QD on Sundays and major holidays (except Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's day when the holiday is observed).

Occupational therapy is consulted/contracted as needed for inpatient & outpatient services.

Contact Information

Telephone: (805) 737- 3388

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