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 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.
If your practice includes pediatric patients, Sanford Guide is the antibiotic guide I recommend for you. If your practice involves only adult patients then I prefer Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Guide.
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!
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
MacBook Pro (laptop)
I bring the MacBook Pro with me to the ICU and use it to access my office desktop computer via Citrix. This allows me to spend more time on the unit instead of walking back to the office!
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 onAndroidd only.
Courses & Training
Pharmacy Joe’s Hospital Pharmacy Academy
I help hospital pharmacists become confident in their ability to save lives and improve patient outcomes in my Hospital Pharmacy Academy.
You can join now 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. The course includes 23 value-packed lectures.
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!