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A Leap of Faith: My Clinical Sabbatical in Pediatric Pharmacy

When we reach the end of any year, it is generally a time for personal reflection. We reflect on major milestones that we have achieved, which includes moments that have defined us as well as moments that may have temporarily broken us, but we managed to pick ourselves up and keep running. During these times, we set out to accomplish any list of goals for the coming year, knowing in the back of our minds [...]

By |2015-12-30T11:00:00-05:00December 30th, 2015|EM PharmD Blog|0 Comments

Top 10 Posts of 2015

2015 was such a great year at EMPharmD with so many new authors proividing amazing content. I encourage any readers who have a great idea for a blog topic or want to write a post yourself to submit it to myself or Nadia for review. As you can see below, some of the best content is from guest authors!Here are the top 10 posts from this past year. Three Reasons Not to Prescribe TramadolMatthew DeLaney, [...]

By |2015-12-23T23:58:00-05:00December 23rd, 2015|EM PharmD Blog|0 Comments

Sugammadex, revisited

Sugammadex (I call it Suggs) is a selective muscle relaxant-binding agent. As a result of its chemical structure, modified cyclodextrin compound with a hydrophilic outer surface and a lipophilic central cavity, sugammadex encapsulates both rocuronium and vecuronium.  This encapsulation creates a concentration gradient by which rocuronium or vecuronium leaves the neuromuscular junction for the plasma and then subsequently bound by sugammadex (think DigiFab).  The result is a dramatically shortened duration of effect of rocuronium or [...]

By |2015-12-16T22:58:00-05:00December 16th, 2015|EM PharmD Blog|0 Comments

EM PharmD at ASHP Midyear 2015

We want to meet you!I'd love to hear from any readers or followers at Midyear. Or just stop by to say hi.On Tuesday I will be at the PM residency showcase at the Trinity Mother Frances Hospital PGY 1 booth (6221).Later that day, blog contributor Adam Spaulding and myself will be speaking about the evolution of the indications for ketamine in the emergency department at 4:15 in room 293.Wednesday come check out the EM pearls [...]

By |2015-12-07T17:28:00-05:00December 7th, 2015|EM PharmD Blog|0 Comments