IV versus SQ Insulin for DKA

IV versus SQ Insulin for DKA October represents pharmacists’ month and we’ve just concluded pharmacy week. This time-honored tradition of free hospital pens and PHARMA sponsored lunches gives us time to indulge our narcissistic tendencies as a profession.  At the same time, it serves as a rallying call for continued efforts in our daily professional lives. These efforts, at least for hospital-based pharmacists and particularly clinical pharmacists, are simultaneously our performance measures as well as [...]

By |2019-11-24T17:39:37-05:00October 27th, 2015|EM PharmD|0 Comments

Inspiring Change Through Social Media- Our Moral Responsibility in 140 Characters or Less

Inspiring Change Through Social Media- Our Moral Responsibility in 140 Characters or Less A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT). This is the annual conference of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT), a multidisciplinary organization focused on all things related to treatment and management of toxins, and offers plenty of opportunities for education and research related to clinical toxicology. It is certainly [...]

By |2019-11-24T17:39:37-05:00October 21st, 2015|EM PharmD|0 Comments

Magnesium as a Pretreatment Measure for Rapid Sequence Intubation?

Magnesium as a Pretreatment Measure for Rapid Sequence Intubation?   Up until relatively recently, the concept of pre-treatment medications for rapid sequence intubation has remained uncontested. The acronym “LOAD” has often been proposed as a simple way to remember and apply this concept in clinical practice – lidocaine, opioids, atropine, and defasciculating doses of neuromuscular blocking agents. While most of these (classes) of agents have sparked controversy in the literature in recent years regarding their [...]

By |2019-11-24T17:39:37-05:00October 7th, 2015|EM PharmD|0 Comments