Critical Care

Critical Care is a required, two-month, learning experience designed to guide and prepare the resident to care for patients presenting with a variety of critical illnesses.

The resident is responsible for actively contributing to multidisciplinary critical care rounds. In addition, he/she is responsible for evaluating medications for appropriateness, monitoring patients for drug therapy outcomes, providing drug information to medical staff, patients and families, participating in critical care topic discussions, and performing pharmacist managed protocols including: direct thrombin inhibitors, IV acetylcysteine, vancomycin, aminoglycosides, and IV to PO conversions. The pharmacy resident is also responsible for actively participating in code stroke and code blue response teams. The resident will be assigned a minimum of one critical care related project during the learning experience.

Prerequisite: Internal Medicine

Preceptor: Ann Spry, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator
Critical Care Pharmacist
Learning experience: Orientation Learning Experience, Critical Care Learning Experience
Office Phone (913) 791-3500 x4860 or x4622

Dr. Spry is a critical care pharmacist and the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator. She graduated from St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy. At Olathe Medical Center, Dr. Spry is an active member of the sepsis team, and Residency Advisory Committee.

Professionally Dr. Spry is an active member in ASHP, ACCP, and KCHP. She has been involved in the education planning committee for KCHP and is a past Director at Large of KCHP. Her professional interests include stroke in addition to pain, agitation and delirium for ventilated patients.

In her free time, she enjoys attending her son’s baseball games, yoga, reading and traveling.