What I Bring When Attending A Code

What I Bring When Attending A Code is a guest post by Mark Culver, PharmD, BCPS Pharmacists have been shown to improve adherence to advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) guidelines (1,2), and pharmacist involvement adds instant drug expertise during intense situations. Not to mention, the multidisciplinary team wants us there at the bedside. Nurses and providers surveyed have overwhelmingly (97%) believed that having a pharmacist present during a medical resuscitation enhances their ability to deliver [...]

By |2019-11-24T17:38:44-05:00August 30th, 2017|EM PharmD|0 Comments

Fibrinolysis Shutdown in Trauma Patients

Fibrinolysis Shutdown in Trauma Patients is a guest post by Scott Dietrich, PharmD Tranexamic acid (TXA), an antifibrinolytic agent used to prevent clot breakdown in hemorrhaging trauma patients, has been shown in the CRASH-2, MATTERS, and PED-TRAX trials to reduce overall mortality in adult and pediatric patients.1-3 Additional mortality benefits were seen in the MATTERS trial among patients who received a massive transfusion protocol (MTP) with a number needed to treat (NNT) of 15 in [...]

By |2019-11-24T17:38:44-05:00August 18th, 2017|EM PharmD|0 Comments