The purpose of the pediatric nutrition rotation is to provide an educational and training experience for a pharmacist in the fundamentals of pediatric nutrition therapy and management. Emphasis will be placed on developing the resident's communication skills in the field of nutrition support. The resident will participate in daily patient care monitoring and a variety of interdisciplinary activities. This rotation is designed to provide the resident with the basic tools needed to understand, rationally discuss and continue self-study in pediatric nutrition support.
The resident will gain experience and proficiency in the clinical care required by the complex nature of bacterial and viral infections observed in pediatric patients. 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. Through this rotation, the resident will increase the therapeutic knowledge and development of practice skills necessary to make appropriate recommendations regarding drug therapy and pharmaceutical interactions observed in HIV/AIDS and infectious disease patients.
The Children’s Emergency Center is a 23 bed unit with an 8 bed Fast Track unit which serves pediatric patients throughout the region. On this rotation, provision of safe and effective patient care for all patients is the most important responsibility of the pharmacist and resident. The learning experience will allow pharmacy residents to become familiar with the role of the pharmacist in the pediatric emergency department. Routine responsibilities include: Independent daily rounds, medication reconciliation, pediatric dosing recommendations, antimicrobial stewardship, pain/sedation monitoring, medication discharge counseling, IV medication preparation, participation in pediatric resuscitations/codes, and assuring appropriate pharmacotherapy on all pediatric ED patients. The pharmacist provides drug information and education to healthcare professionals as well as patients and caregivers.
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 PGY1 rotations.
Adult Cardiovascular Medicine
Adult Critical Care
Adult Infectious Disease