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VRE: A Very Real Emergency Medicine Problem

With increasing prevalence of antimicrobial resistance among bacteria coupled with the lack of novel antimicrobial development, multi-drug resistant bacteria will continue to be problematic [1]. Due to this increased prevalence, it is likely that even in the emergency department, we will see more and more patients with prior cultures or past medical history documentation of multi-drug resistant bacteria, such as vancomycin resistant Enterococcus (VRE). Once we are aware of this information, how should this affect [...]

By |2015-02-19T11:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2015|EM PharmD Blog|0 Comments

Throwback Drug Thursday: Sus-Phrine, An Aqueous Formulation of Epinephrine

Note: This is the introduction of a series of posts on Emergency Medicine PharmD called "Throwback Drug Thursdays" (#TBDT). It will feature medications that were once available for routine use in the emergency department, but are no longer on the market.   I work with some awesome providers within my emergency department, many of whom have been practicing for quite some time. Sometimes, they will reminisce back to their time during residency, especially the interesting [...]

By |2015-02-12T14:45:00-05:00February 12th, 2015|EM PharmD Blog|0 Comments