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Top 10 Posts of 2016

2016 proved to be a fantastic year for Emergency Medicine PharmD. We have shared a lot of great content with you, and we hope to maintain our trajectory within the world of #FOAMed. Below are the top 10 posts in view count published this year on the blog: Trick of the Trade: Diphenhydramine for Local Anesthesia Author: Nadia Awad, PharmD, BCPS (@Nadia_EMPharmD) No More Epinephrine Ratios! Author: Craig Cocchio, PharmD, BCPS (@iEMPharmD) Managing Rate Control [...]

By |2016-12-28T11:00:00-05:00December 28th, 2016|EM PharmD Blog|0 Comments

Early Pharmacotherapy Management for the Potential Organ Donor in the Trauma Bay

Thinking ahead is something most EM pharmacists are excellent at and we are – amongst other things – in the business of saving lives. On the (hopefully) rare occasion that the 30-something-year-old trauma patient rolls in with a blatantly obvious and observable poor prognosis, being steps ahead may be doing just that. In the back of your mind, you think this otherwise healthy patient could potentially be an organ donor. In the immediate, sense you [...]

By |2016-12-14T11:00:00-05:00December 14th, 2016|EM PharmD Blog|0 Comments

Debates in the Management of Hyperkalemia

At the 2016 Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP), my colleague Bryan Hayes (@PharmERToxGuy) and I presented a continuing education program on debates in the management of hyperkalemia. The learning objectives from our session are below: Evaluate recommendations for dosing and administration of parenteral calcium in the treatment of hyperkalemia.  Apply practical methods for co-administration of insulin and dextrose in the management of hyperkalemia. Discuss evidence-based literature surrounding administration of [...]

By |2016-12-08T01:00:00-05:00December 8th, 2016|EM PharmD Blog|0 Comments