This rotation will provide the resident with a unique and challenging experience, structured to combine didactic knowledge with practical applications within the emergency department. Pharmacy practice in this environment will require rapid, accurate retrieval of information. More importantly, the communication skills of the resident will be essential, as physician, nursing and patient interactions are vital. Residents will be exposed to a broad range of topics including but not limited to critical care, internal medicine, neurology and psychiatry.
This rotation will provide the resident with drug therapy management of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke patients in a primary certified stroke center. The resident will be required to follow the patient from the Emergency Department throughout hospitalization until discharge to rehabilitation or long term care facility. The resident will monitor efficacy and toxicity of medications and identify and manage adverse drug reactions. The resident will be exposed to a broad range of neurology topics.
The resident will participate in daily management of drug therapy and pharmaceutical care of adult oncology patients. The resident will become familiar with common chemotherapy regimens and supportive care. Areas to be covered include pain management, antiemetic therapy, infectious diseases, and nutritional support. Inpatient and outpatient experiences are available.
The resident will gain experience and proficiency in the clinical care required by the complex nature of bacterial and viral infections observed in the hospital setting. The resident will learn and implement Antimicrobial Stewardship principals. The resident will participate in daily patient care rounds and a variety of interdisciplinary activities. The resident will develop an understanding of infectious organisms, antibiotic combinations and pharmacokinetics.
The rotation will focus on and familiarize the resident with pharmacy practice in the Emergency Department and Poison Information Center. Urgent and emergent therapeutics, clinical toxicology, and the provision of poison information will be emphasized allowing the resident to discuss pathophysiologic entities and formulate therapeutic and monitoring protocols for patients on a case-by-case basis.
Residents have the opportunity to repeat a required rotation twice during the residency year. Other electives may be available at other sites in the city as well as new electives may be developed In addition, residents may elect to complete any of the following pediatric rotations.
Neonatal Intensive Care
Pediatric Critical Care
Pediatric Infectious Disease