The Next Step In Upstairs Care, Downstairs

EMPOWER Podcast Episode 1 - The Next Step In Upstairs Care, Downstairs The link to the podcast in iTunes is here. Episode 1: The Next Step in Upstairs Care, Downstairs Show Notes: The research and evidence for emergency medicine pharmacists is out there in mass quantity. The ASHP Emergency Care section has done the most complete collection of the existing data and links to the manuscripts. (http://www.ashp.org/emergencycare) Selected citations: Medication errors occur in up to 60% [...]

By |2019-11-24T17:40:36-05:00May 22nd, 2014|EM PharmD|2 Comments

The (Phosphate) Salt and Pepper of Medications

The (Phosphate) Salt and Pepper of Common EM Medications Drug delivery has always been a fascinating subject for me. Some of us may take for granted the countless hours dedicated toward the research, design, and development of new drugs and delivery systems in order to optimize the ability for a drug is able to reach its site of action; essentially, to make sure that the drug that we think will work will actually "do its [...]

By |2019-11-24T17:40:36-05:00May 19th, 2014|EM PharmD|0 Comments

Epinephrine Autoinjectors: An Automatic Replacement?

Epinephrine Autoinjectors: An Automatic Replacement? A guest post by Meghan E. Groth, Pharm.D., BCPS Part of my responsibility as a pharmacist for the ED includes reviewing medication-related incident reports. I recently came across one case in which a nurse administered 0.3 mg of 1:1000 epinephrine for an anaphylactic reaction by the intravenous (IV) route instead of the intended intramuscular (IM) route. The nurse that gave the medication immediately recognized the error, called the ED attending [...]

By |2019-11-24T17:40:36-05:00May 7th, 2014|EM PharmD|3 Comments