I wrote this book to help hospital pharmacists learn and refine the clinical skill of responding to adult inpatient code blue, rapid response calls, and other medical emergencies:

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Episode 107: Banana Bags in ICU Patients, Should Pharmacists Program And Start IV Pumps, and DailyMed

In this episode, I’ll: 1. Discuss an article about the use of banana bags in ICU patients. 2. Answer the drug information question “If a pharmacist programs an IV pump for infusion, does that count as administration?” 3. Share a resource that is a search engine containing a national compendium of package inserts. Thank you […]

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Episode 106: How Pharmacists Can Improve Their Working Relationships With Physicians

In this episode I’ll discuss how pharmacists can improve their working relationships with physicians. Thank you so much for helping to make my book A Pharmacist’s Guide to Inpatient Medical Emergencies the #1 new release in the pharmacy category on Amazon!  The “look inside” feature is now available on Amazon.  You can go to clinicalpharmacybooks.com to see […]

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Episode 105: Voriconazole therapeutic monitoring, how long to continue CPR after IV push alteplase, and a free 30 day trial to Pharmacist’s Letter

In this episode I’ll: 1. Discuss an article about therapeutic drug monitoring of voriconazole. 2. Answer the drug information question “When alteplase is given for massive PE in a patient undergoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, how long should CPR be continued?” 3. Share one of my top resources for keeping up to date with medical literature. Book […]

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Episode 104: Updated IDSA HAP / VAP Guidelines

I’ve ordered the proof copy for my book, A Pharmacist’s Guide to Inpatient Medical Emergencies and I look forward to hitting the final publish button very soon!  To see the cover you can go to: clinicalpharmacybooks.com In this episode I’ll discuss highlights from the new IDSA/ATS HAP/VAP guidelines. The guidelines were published July 14, 2016 […]

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Episode 103: Epinephrine increases mortality in cardiogenic shock, phenytoin induced hypothermia, and two pharmacology refresher resources

In this episode I’ll: 1. Discuss an article about increased mortality from epinephrine in cardiogenic shock. 2. Answer the drug information question “Can phenytoin cause hypothermia” 3. Share two resources for students to learn the basics of pharmacology. Article Current real-life use of vasopressors and inotropes in cardiogenic shock – adrenaline use is associated with […]

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Episode 102: Dexmedetomidine to clonidine transition

In this episode I’ll discuss how to transition from dexmedetomidine to clonidine. Dexmedetomidine is an IV alpha-2A adrenergic agonist. It has sedative effects and is used for the management of pain, agitation, and delirium in critically ill patients. The use of dexmedetomidine was encouraged in the 2013 Society of Critical Care Medicine practice guidelines as […]

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