Our Emergency Medicine

Pharmacy Team

The Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Team is excited to assist you throughout your residency experience.

Our team currently provides clinical pharmacy services daily, to help optimize patient care, serves as non-physician teaching faculty for the Department of Emergency Medicine and collaborates on numerous clinical research projects.

Emergency Department pharmacists at the University of Kentucky respond to all traumas, codes and stroke alerts as well as being available for any other clinical consults. Our hope is to complement your learning experience through enhancing provision of effective, safe and evidence-based medications practices.

We look forward to working with you during your training at the University of Kentucky!

Our Purpose

This program is uniquely designed to allow EM resident physicians the opportunity to focus on evidence-based pharmacotherapy management of ED-specific disease states and patient populations. This experience is typically a two to four week elective rotation as part of their third year. Medical residents are paired an EM Clinical Pharmacy Specialist to become part of the pharmacy team. There are a variety of other learners on the ED rotation, including pharmacy students completing advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE) and pharmacy residents completing post graduate year one (PGY1) or postgraduate year two (PGY2) training. Rotation experiences are tailored to areas of interest or opportunities for learners.

Program Overview

Topic discussions are scheduled daily and allow for overviews of disease states along with more in-depth look at guidelines, evidence guiding therapies or recent publications.

Potential areas of focus include:

  • Cardiology
  • Critical care
  • Geriatrics
  • Infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Toxicology
  • Trauma

Patient discussions happen frequently on shift as patient care issues arise. Opportunities to observe the pharmacist approach to drug related disease state management, reliable drug resources and basic medication preparation experiences are afforded to residents.

Faculty

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