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OK Boomer – Maybe we should listen this time

OK Boomer - Maybe we should listen this time. What does Ayahuasca have to do with Parkinsonism? History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes. Concocting a synthetic derivative of a desirable drug, created to evade regulation or the law, sounds like a story out of a 2019 headline. But it would be naive to think this is a unique point in drug abuse history. In fact, it’s happened before (and will likely happen again).  Beginning [...]

By |2019-12-08T15:46:32-05:00December 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Argument for BPS Certification of EM Pharmacists

The Argument for BPS Certification of EM Pharmacists: Looking forward, not back.  EM Pharmacists are indispensable assets to modern healthcare. This petition for EM recognition by BPS is an anthology of the amazing efforts of EM pharmacists that have transformed emergency care. Each pharmacist innovating practice in EDs has established high levels of care, earned recognition on merit, and has been regarded in the medical community as experts. They have accomplished these feats despite board [...]

By |2019-12-05T13:37:33-05:00December 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Reapplying To Pharmacy Residencies

Didn’t match last year and are reapplying to pharmacy residencies? Use your experience to your advantage and don’t forget to lean on your friends. There’s no secret that if you want to work in a hospital setting, you need to have at least a PGY1 residency. The job market is simply too competitive in most urban settings, that one additional year of training will get your foot in the door. Unfortunately, the odds are simply [...]

By |2019-11-27T16:53:42-05:00December 4th, 2019|EM PharmD, Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 things to know before going into a PGY2 interview

5 things to know before going into a PGY2 interview Midway through you’re PGY1 year and you’re in it to win it. That’s right, you’re going for a PGY2. It’s not so much that you’re a glutton for punishment, but you know a PGY2 will increase your chances of getting the job you want. Particularly knowing that the job market for pharmacists is already competitive, this next-level training will help you emerge from the crowd. [...]

By |2019-11-25T13:52:05-05:00December 2nd, 2019|EM PharmD, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reddit AMA – I’m a PGY-2 RPD Part 2

Reddit AMA - I'm a PGY-2 RPD Part 2 For a recap, here's Part 1 Recently on Reddit, I conducted an “ask me anything” conversation on the r/pharmacyresidency community. The inspiration behind the AMA was simply to help residency hopefuls feel more comfortable in the upcoming recruitment season. There were a number of individuals who asked questions and I wanted to share some of the top questions and answers provided. Before going further, I do [...]

By |2019-11-27T21:25:22-05:00December 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reddit AMA – I’m a PGY-2 RPD

Reddit AMA - I'm a PGY-2 RPD Recently on Reddit, I conducted an “ask me anything” conversation on the r/pharmacyresidency community. The inspiration behind the AMA was simply to help residency hopefuls feel more comfortable in the upcoming recruitment season. There were a number of individuals who asked questions and I wanted to share some of the top questions and answers provided. Before going further, I do want to emphasize that these are strictly my [...]

By |2019-11-27T21:14:48-05:00November 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

November New Articles And Evidence Updates 

November New Articles And Evidence Updates  Trying to stay up to date is tough. New articles and evidence updates don’t just find you… right? Let’s make staying up to date in the literature a whole lot easier. Who wants to search through journals and PubMed? Nobody. To tons of people, including myself, this task makes staying up to date a chore. What’s worse is that it will turn some folks off entirely. How about turning [...]

By |2019-11-27T16:52:10-05:00November 29th, 2019|EM PharmD, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oral Nitroglycerin for Esophageal Foreign Body

Oral Nitroglycerin for Esophageal Foreign Body As family and loved ones gather around the table for Thanksgiving dinner, we generally have a different experience in the ED. We sit and wait in the ED for the fork stabbing victims and alcohol-induced turkey fryer accidents. Office-pools thrive on the sort of things that come through the ED triage on turkey day. These unique cases present an opportunity to apply the enhanced drug therapy on a classic [...]

By |2019-11-25T15:06:11-05:00November 25th, 2019|EM PharmD, Uncategorized|3 Comments

FOAM for EM pharmacists November

FOAM for EM pharmacists November A weekly roundup of FOAMed content for EM pharmacists.   ICU Physiology in 1000 Words: Pulmonary Embolism & Pulmonary Vascular Resistance: PulmCCM Jon-Emile S. Kenny MD [@heart_lung] What if I told you that in acute pulmonary thromboembolism [PE] that the initiation of intravenous norepinephrine [NE] decreases the calculated pulmonary vascular resistance [cPVR]? Would you believe me? Certainly, you would trust that an infusion of a thrombolytic does so. Of great [...]

By |2019-11-25T13:52:05-05:00November 25th, 2019|EM PharmD, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nail your pharmacy residency interview

Nail your pharmacy residency interview If you want to land a PGY1 or PGY2 pharmacy residency, attending the ASHP Midyear meeting can certainly help. Despite its name, this meeting, which occurs annually in December is smack in the middle of most residency calendars. This meeting is also one of the largest gatherings of pharmacists in the United States. But more importantly, it is the epicenter of residency recruiting. In this article, I’m going to spell [...]

By |2019-11-25T13:52:05-05:00November 24th, 2019|EM PharmD, Uncategorized|0 Comments