The resident will participate in daily patient care activities including collaborating with Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Managers and Social Workers. The goals for all activities are to optimize drug therapy, deliver high quality pharmacy services to patients including drug and disease state counseling and function as a member of the health care team. Furthermore, residents will be able to monitor efficacy and toxicity of medications and identify and manage adverse drug reactions thereby contributing to increased patient satisfaction and quality of life.
The resident will gain experience in the pharmacotherapeutic care required by cardiology patients. The resident will participate in daily patient care monitoring and a variety of interdisciplinary activities. The resident will develop an understanding of the management of hypertension, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, acute myocardial infarctions, interventional cardiac care and surgical cardiac care.
The resident will gain experience in rendering pharmaceutical care to critically ill patients and patients who are technology dependent. The resident shall become proficient in recognizing the appropriate drug therapy for this patient population. The resident will become familiar with common medical emergencies and critical illnesses. Also, the resident will be exposed to post-operative care of surgical patients. The resident will meet with multidisciplinary members of the critical care team daily to discuss patient care.
The resident will gain experience and proficiency in the clinical care required by the general pediatric patient. The resident will participate in daily patient care rounds and a variety of interdisciplinary activities. The goal of this rotation is to facilitate and increase the therapeutic knowledge and development of practice skills necessary for the provision of pediatric pharmaceutical care.
The resident will participate in daily rounds with the psychiatrist and other disciplines as needed. The resident will offer pharmaceutical care for both psychiatric and medical issues. Additionally, the resident will initiate patient interviews to discuss the patient's treatment regimen and monitor the patient using several verified scales. The main areas of focus are depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, anxiety, and personality disorders.
The resident will gain experience in providing drug information to health care professionals and patients. The resident will be involved in various activities including literature retrieval and evaluation, formulary management, policy development, investigational drug services, and writing and editing drug information publications. The resident will participate in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee activities including medication use evaluation, monograph development, and physician education.