The Potential Organ Donor in the Trauma Bay

The Potential Organ Donor in the Trauma Bay, a guest post by Christine Tafoya, PharmD (@ChrissieTPharmD) 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 [...]

By |2019-11-24T17:38:44-05:00December 14th, 2016|EM PharmD|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 |2019-11-24T17:38:44-05:00December 8th, 2016|EM PharmD|0 Comments