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Resolution 44 Passes: ACEP Officially Supports the Services of EM Pharmacists

I think that given the very name of this blog and what it represents, it would be extremely remiss if I did not write about such a historic event that unfolded at the annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), which is currently being held in Chicago this week. For the first time, ACEP is now recognizing and supporting the presence and various roles EM pharmacists as members of the multidisciplinary team [...]

By |2014-10-28T10:00:00-05:00October 28th, 2014|EM PharmD Blog|0 Comments

EM PharmD JC 10/23/2014

Article to be discussed:Driver BE, et al. Use of esmolol after failure of standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation to treat patients with refractory ventricular fibrillation. Resuscitation, 2014; 85:1337-1341. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqkad-ZD-7w?version=3&f=user_uploads&c=google-webdrive-0&app=youtube_gdata&w=320&h=266]

By |2014-10-21T15:51:00-05:00October 21st, 2014|EM PharmD Blog|0 Comments

The Wonders and Woes of Parenteral Hydralazine

As I have developed a method to my practice (and madness) as an emergency medicine pharmacist, there are certain medications that, for me, fall under one of two categories: those that I have grown to love…and those that I have grown to not be a fan of and can generally live without, even in the absence of drug shortages. For me, parenteral hydralazine falls under the latter category. Why? As many of us already know, [...]

By |2014-10-09T10:00:00-05:00October 9th, 2014|EM PharmD Blog|0 Comments

ARISE: Keep Calm and Go Be “Doctors”

This week I had an opportunity to waive my pharmaco-nerd flag with the online release of the ARISE trial.  I could have bought myself a psych eval ticket the way I was running around my shared office with the other pharmacy faculty, printing off copies to share in the ED and asking everyone else what they thought of ARISE, ProCESS and what... oh God what will ProMISE show!? But my excitement aside, the paper should be read [...]

By |2014-10-03T19:44:00-05:00October 3rd, 2014|EM PharmD Blog|0 Comments

ARISE: Keep Calm and Go Be "Doctors"

This week I had an opportunity to waive my pharmaco-nerd flag with the online release of the ARISE trial.  I could have bought myself a psych eval ticket the way I was running around my shared office with the other pharmacy faculty, printing off copies to share in the ED and asking everyone else what they thought of ARISE, ProCESS and what... oh God what will ProMISE show!? But my excitement aside, the paper should be read [...]

By |2014-10-03T19:44:00-05:00October 3rd, 2014|EM PharmD Blog|0 Comments