Turkeys are frying, posters are printing, and pharmacy students and residents everywhere are getting ready for ASHP Midyear. While the location rotates on a yearly basis, the excitement and frenzy around Midyear never change. Primarily because this is the one meeting that either makes or breaks your pursuit of pharmacy residency training. The main events for residency interviews are split into PPS (Personal Placement Service) and a gauntlet known as "The Showcase." Let's get you [...]
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 the [...]
FOAM for emergency medicine pharmacists: PharmFOAM Don't waste time searching through updates to see what's new anymore. This is the best way to stay up to date in FOAM and be aware of the latest evidence based medicine updates. I call it PharmFOAM: FOAM for emergency medicine pharmacists. Here's what I'm reading and following today: [feedzy-rss feeds="https://emcrit.org/feed, http://www.emdocs.net/feed, http://www.emlitofnote.com/feed, https://first10em.com/feed, https://rebelem.com/feed, http://thesgem.com/feed, https://litfl.com/feed" max="8" feed_title="yes" refresh="1_days" title="140" summary="yes" summarylength="140" ] That's it for PharmFOAM: [...]
What do a 45 mL infusion, L-carnitine and Androgel have in common?
Diphacinone Toxicity Daniel Hu, PharmD, BCCCP Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Pharmacist Providence St. Peter Hospital Diphacinone (2-diphenylacetyl-1,3-indanedione, CAS Number 82-66-6) is an indandione-type anticoagulant.1,2 It falls into a class of compounds known as long-acting anticoagulant rodenticides, along with brodifacoum, bromadiolone, chlorophacinone, and difenacoum, which inhibit the synthesis of clotting factors II, VII, IX, and X. These compounds were developed to replace warfarin in rodenticides and many available mouse and rat baits today contain these [...]
Thiamine IV push? @raviempharmD (Ravipal Singh, PharmD, BCCCP) dives deep to answer this question
Guest post by Evan Mulvihill, PharmD on the hot topic of Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome
A discussion of antivenom for pit viper envenomations.
Atrial fibrillation - the old debate of rate versus rhythm rages on but there are fundamental aspects that all EM pharmacists must know. - Art credit: "Autumn Rhythm" Jackson Pollock
I Have Andexxa Issues, 2: A Formulary Toolkit, a guest post by Zahra Nasrazadani, PharmD, BCPS. Dr. Nasrazadani is an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Salina Regional Health Center. A few months ago, Kristina Kipp wrote her inaugural EMCrit article enumerating her (extremely justified) concerns with the data we had available at the time regarding andexanet alfa…or should I say “coagulation factor Xa (recombinant), inactivated-zhzo”(1)? Since then—and in a somewhat perverse order of operations—the drug has been [...]