Pharmacy Practice Resident Projects

Here is a list of some of the projects our former residents completed:

Impact of PCA Lockout Period in Post-Operative Pain Management
Appropriateness of Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients on Oral Anticoagulation
Hana Alawy, Pharm.D.

Characterization of Emergency Department Frequent Users in a Large, Urban, Community Teaching Hospital
Evaluation of Regadenoson Versus Dipyridamole in Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Kallie Amer, Pharm.D.

Implementation and Assessment of a Pharmacist Managed Smoking Cessation Clinic
Evaluation of Vasopressin Use in Patients with Septic Shock
Kaitlin Baisden, Pharm.D.

Using a Video to Teach Children Inhaler Technique
Poractant alfa versus beractant for neonatal respiratory distress syndrome: a retrospective pharmacoeconomic and outcomes analysis
Sara Brown, Pharm.D.

Influence of Computerized Physician Order Entry Interventions on Proton Pump Inhibitor Utilization
Utilization Patterns of Proton Pump Inhibitors in an Urban Teaching Hospital
Haya Abu-Seir, Pharm.D.

Incidence of Hypoglycemia with the Utilization of Long-Acting Insulins in Non-Diabetic Intensive Care Unit Patients
Evaluation of Argatroban Management Following Implementation of a Modified Dosing Protocol
Jordan Masse, Pharm.D.

Effect of Vancomycin Initial Dosing on Sepsis Resolution in Patients with Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia
Identifying an Association between Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy and Hypoglycemia in Critically Ill Patients
Jessica Probst-Wesolek, Pharm.D.

Use of an Educational Video to Improve Patient Understanding of Rivaroxaban (Xarelto®)
Assessment of Discharge Medications in Patients with Heart Failure Readmissions
Jordan Sedlacek, Pharm.D.

The Impact of Post-Discharge Pharmacist Telephone Calls on Hospital Readmissions in High-Risk Patients
Procedure-related bleeding risk in patients receiving bivalirudin during percutaneous coronary intervention
Vivian S. Baek, Pharm.D.

Assessment of Post-operative Pain Control with an Elastomeric Pain Pump Following Cardiothoracic Surgery
Assessment of Anticoagulation in Patients Experiencing Bleeding Events Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Anuvrat Chopra, Pharm.D.

Safety and Efficacy of a Pharmacist-Managed Patient Controlled Analgesia Service in Post-Surgical Patients
Evaluation of admission medication reconciliation accuracy at an academic medical center
Katrina McGonigal, Pharm.D., MSc.

The Effect of Electronic Criteria Monitored Antibiotic Order Forms on Antimicrobial Usage
Continuation of Intensive Care Unit Delirium Treatment upon Transitions of Care
Brenda Thiel, Pharm.D.

Comparison of mannitol and hypertonic saline for intracranial hypertension
Long-term warfarin use in the rehabilitation unit
Meghan Rogozinski, Pharm.D.

Efficacy and safety of analgosedation with fentanyl versus traditional sedation with propofol
Evaluation of pharmacist management of dabigatran in an inpatient setting
Kristen Tedders, Pharm.D.

The impact of a phenytoin loading dose program in the emergency department
Adam Brancaccio, Pharm.D.

The role of statins and vasopressor usage in septic shock
Continuation of statin therapy in patients with sepsis
Carrie Zechmeister, Pharm.D.

The effect of a hypoglycemia treatment protocol on glucose variability in critically ill patients
Evaluation of hypoglycemia management and glucose variability in critically ill patients
Patrick Arnold, Pharm.D.

Evaluation of argatroban dosing in critically ill and non-critically ill patients
Addition of a pharmacist to the cardiopulmonary resuscitation team
Zahra Hashemipour

Evaluation of vancomycin dosing in hospitalized pediatric patients
Hannah Bursiek, Pharm.D.

Comparing efficacy of metronidazole and vancomycin in the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection
Evaluation of oral vancomycin prescribing in patients treated for Clostridium Difficile infection
Jason Watt, Pharm.D.

Optimization of vancomycin dosing in intermittent hemodialysis patients utilizing high-flux hemodialysis membranes
Retrospective analysis of appropriate empiric antibiotic therapy use in adult patients with severe sepsis and septic shock
Wasim S. El Nekidy, Pharm.D.

Assessment of a low-dose heparin protocol in patients with a high risk of bleeding
Evaluation of the effectiveness of supplemental magnesium in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Rachel Zimmerman, Pharm.D.

Retrospective study comparing the use of levetiracetam and phenytoin for seizure prophylaxis
Levitiracetam use in the Surgical Intensive Care unit for seizure prophylaxis after traumatic brain injury
Deborah L. Virant-Young, Pharm.D.

Medication use evaluation of imipenem and meropenem
Development of a warfarin dosing nomogram for an INR goal of 2.5 – 3.5
Beata Slomiany, Pharm.D.

Development and validation of the vancomycin nomogram 10-20
Medication use evaluation of Angiomax and Integrilin for percutaneous coronary intervention
Amy Wang, Pharm.D.

Determining the role of a pharmacist in the emergency department
Nicardipine IV medication use evaluation
Denise Russ, Pharm.D.

Medication use evaluation of daptomycin and linezolid at St. John Hospital and Medical Center
Evaluation of an infectious disease pharmacist at a large community teaching hospital and medical center
Jason Taylor, Pharm.D.

Medication use evaluation and pharmacist management of inpatient warfarin therapy
Use of vitamin B12 in neuropathic pain in diabetic patients
Rayf Aboezz, Pharm.D.

Evaluation of propofol utilization in the critically ill
Continuous infusions versus intermittent boluses of magnesium for hypomagnesemia in critically ill patients
Renee Alexander, Pharm.D.

Drug usage patterns of intravenous pantoprazole in a community teaching hospital
Drug usage patterns of intravenous pantoprazole before and after implementation of prescribing criteria
Jaimie Conroy, Pharm.D.

Appropriate use of milrinone for CHF in a community teaching hospital
Pharmacy automatic renal dose adjustment service
Heather H. Hessleson, Pharm.D.

Cost and outcomes analysis of newly implemented intensive care unit sedation guidelines
The effect of concomitant use of garlic and warfarin clinical study
Jessica J. Ellis, Pharm.D.

Development and validation of a vancomycin nomogram 10-20 at a community teaching institution
Medication use evaluation lansoprazole
Establishment and implementation of an ambulatory low molecular weight heparin financial assistance program
Kimberly Dornbrook, Pharm.D.

Re-engineering of a community teaching institution adverse drug reaction reporting program
Expansion of a community teaching hospital pharmacist managed anticoagulation dosing service
Nicola L Jusysta, Pharm.D.

Implementation of albumin usage guidelines at a tertiary care institution to promote appropriate and cost effective use
Daryl Depestel, Pharm.D.

Expansion of pharmacist managed anticoagulation service at a tertiary care facility
Tyra Gatewood, Pharm.D.

Impact of the trigger tool methodology on reducing adverse events
Deepali Dixit, Pharm.D.

The impact of ambulatory pharmaceutical care in a managed care environment
Joseph Terebesi, Pharm.D.

Pharmaceutical care clinic research, planning and implemented at a Ascension St. John Hospital owned ambulatory care center
Heidi Browne, Pharm.D.