Top 100 Drug Interactions
Hansten & Horn’s Top 100 Drug Interactions is THE book that I use to determine the clinical relevance of drug interactions. Once you read their piece on QTc interactions you will never wonder how to handle them again!
A Pharmacist’s Guide to Inpatient Medical Emergencies
A Pharmacist’s Guide to Inpatient Medical Emergencies is for hospital pharmacists and pharmacy residents who want to learn and refine the clinical skills necessary to be a valuable member of the hospital code blue / medical emergency team.
Each chapter contains actionable, concise training on the role of the pharmacist during specific adult inpatient medical emergencies.
Rosen’s Emergency Medicine
Rosen’s Emergency Medicine is a fantastic textbook for learning emergency care. The chapter on airway management is required reading for each of my residents and students!
Electronic Health Record
This book on building the medication domain in an Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a must read for all EHR vendors and CMIOs!
I have used Pharmacist’s Letter as a reference since 2002. I love the charts, “detail documents” and forums they provide. The letter helps me keep up to date with medications I might not encounter regularly in the hospital. The best part about Pharmacist’s Letter is that they are unbiased and completely supported by member subscriptions. Click on the link above to get a free 30 day trial.
Technology & Apps
Asus Zenpad S 8 (tablet)
This 8 inch Asus Zenpad android tablet is a great value! It is nice to have a screen this large on rounds for keeping track of patient data and checking references. It also works great on rapid response calls to look up the patient’s current medication regimen and labs. This tablet is fast, has plenty of space, and half the price of an iPad mini. I use my tablet more than my phone at work.
This tablet case was designed to fit an iPad mini, but it fits my Asus Zenpad tablet perfectly. The main reason I selected this case was because it also holds a standard 5×8 inch notepad. I’ve tried every note taking app I can find under the sun, and nothing beats paper for immediately jotting down a quick note! Any patient care tasks that come up during the day get recorded on paper and are crossed off when they are done.
MacBook Pro (laptop)
I’ve recently switched from Pod Kicker on android to using Pocket Casts for listening to podcasts. This app makes managing, downloading and listening to my podcast feeds very easy.
UpToDate provides excellent and comprehensive information that I regularly use in both bedside care and development of hospital policies. The drug information is direct from Lexi-Comp and is quick and reliable. Your time using the app is converted into CE credits!
Johns Hopkins ABX Guide
Johns Hopkins ABX Guide is my preferred antibiotic resource. It has clear and well thought out monographs that provide great advice, including appropriate durations of therapy and clinical pearls at the end of each topic. It is important to note the guide only covers adult patients. If your practice includes pediatric patients, Sanford Guide (app available too) is the antibiotic guide I recommend for you.
This app allows me to perform an on-demand monte carlo analysis to determine the likelihood a given antibiotic regimen will obtain the appropriate time above MIC. At this time it is available on android only.
Courses & Training
Pharmacy Joe’s Hospital Pharmacy Academy
The Hospital Pharmacy Academy is a place for pharmacists and pharmacy residents to gain practical clinical pharmacy knowledge and skills. Inside the Academy you will find monthly Masterclasses, weekly literature digests, and members-only forums to connect with me and other members to get answers to your hospital pharmacy questions.
You can learn more by going to pharmacyjoe.com/academy.
How to Start a Medical Podcast: A step-by-step course to create and launch your own podcast
I created the How to Start a Medical Podcast course to take you from zero to launch on your podcast. You’ll get 23 value-packed lectures and I’ll be there to support you throughout the course.
Life Changing Books
The Miracle Morning
Hal’s story is an inspiration! The Miracle Morning helped me set up a morning routine to start each day focused and energized. WARNING: You might become a “morning person” after reading this book!
100 Days of Real Food
In 100 Days of Real Food, Lisa Leake shares her family’s story of avoiding processed food. She offers insights and cost-conscious recipes you can use to enjoy wholesome natural food. The recipes are delicious and easy to make!
Shawn Stevenson takes sleep hygiene to a new level with Sleep Smarter. This book is packed full of actionable ways to improve your sleep!