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.