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The Elective Rotation - the number 1 ranked Hospital Pharmacy podcast - is created for YOU Pharmacy Nation! If you are a Pharmacy Student, Resident, Pharmacist, Nurse, Physician, or Critical Care Practitioner in a hospital, intensive care unit (ICU) or emergency department looking to improve your practice, The Elective Rotation delivers unbiased critical care and hospital pharmacy content from a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Episodes are published every Monday and Thursday at 3AM EST. Find the show notes at pharmacyjoe.com.

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The Elective Rotation - the number 1 ranked Hospital Pharmacy podcast - is created for YOU Pharmacy Nation! If you are a Pharmacy Student, Resident, Pharmacist, Nurse, Physician, or Critical Care Practitioner in a hospital, intensive care unit (ICU) or emergency department looking to improve your practice, The Elective Rotation delivers unbiased critical care and hospital pharmacy content from a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Episodes are published every Monday and Thursday at 3AM EST. Find the show notes at pharmacyjoe.com.

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Great source for pharmacy clinical information from guidelines to journal review

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Informative and inspiring stories great podcast

iTunes Ratings

178 Ratings
Average Ratings
162
8
5
2
1

Great Resource

By jeffrx17 - Apr 16 2019
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Great source for pharmacy clinical information from guidelines to journal review

Great

By DRxUGS - Nov 24 2017
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Informative and inspiring stories great podcast

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The Elective Rotation: A Critical Care Hospital Pharmacy Podcast

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The Elective Rotation - the number 1 ranked Hospital Pharmacy podcast - is created for YOU Pharmacy Nation! If you are a Pharmacy Student, Resident, Pharmacist, Nurse, Physician, or Critical Care Practitioner in a hospital, intensive care unit (ICU) or emergency department looking to improve your practice, The Elective Rotation delivers unbiased critical care and hospital pharmacy content from a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Episodes are published every Monday and Thursday at 3AM EST. Find the show notes at pharmacyjoe.com.

274: Modification of guideline-directed medical therapy in heart failure, linezolid in nec fasc, and how to get full-text journal access

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In this episode I ll:

1. Discuss an article about modification of guideline-directed medical therapy in HF.
2. Answer the drug information question “Can linezolid be used to inhibit bacterial toxin production in necrotizing fasciitis?”
3. Share a resource for full-text journal access.

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Mar 05 2018

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278: KCentra vs FEIBA, ibuprofen in hemodialysis, and a resource for individualized antibiotic dosing

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In this episode I ll:
1. Discuss an article comparing KCentra with FEIBA.
2. Answer the drug information question “Does ibuprofen accumulate in renal insufficiency?”
3. Share a resource for individualizing antibioitic dosing.

Show notes at pharmacyjoe.com/episode278.

The post 278: KCentra vs FEIBA, ibuprofen in hemodialysis, and a resource for individualized antibiotic dosing appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Mar 19 2018

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342: Three drug interactions every critical care pharmacist should know how to manage

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In this episode, I’ll discuss three drug interactions every critical care pharmacist should know how to manage:

1. Linezolid and fentanyl (serotonin syndrome)
2. Metoclopramide and olanzapine (neuroleptic malignant syndrome)
3. Levofloxacin and sotalol (torsades)

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Oct 29 2018

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177: Vitamin C, hydrocortisone, and thiamine for severe sepsis and septic shock

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In this episode, I ll discuss the recent study of vitamin C, hydrocortisone, and thiamine for severe sepsis and septic shock.

The post 177: Vitamin C, hydrocortisone, and thiamine for severe sepsis and septic shock appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Mar 30 2017

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249: 3 pearls for dosing vancomycin

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In this episode, I’ll discuss 3 pearls for dosing vancomycin.

Starting today members of my Hospital Pharmacy Academy have access to my Masterclass on vancomycin dosing where I discuss the current guidelines, dosing strategies, and all my clinical pearls for the use of vancomycin.  Join the academy to get immediate access to the vancomycin masterclass and all the content at pharmacyjoe.com/academy.

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Dec 07 2017

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331: The first thing I tell PGY-1 residents and APPE students on rotation with me

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In this episode, I’ll discuss the first thing I tell PGY-1 residents and APPE students on rotation with me.

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Sep 20 2018

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166: Mannitol for elevated ICP (intracranial pressure)

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In this episode, I ll discuss how to administer mannitol for elevated intracranial pressure.

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Feb 20 2017

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392: How to remember antibiotic spectrum of activity

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In this episode, I’ll discuss how to remember antibiotic spectrum of activity.

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Apr 22 2019

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163: Apixaban vs warfarin in severe renal impairment, methylprednisolone for intraoperative spinal cord injury, and a resource for CMS – TJC quality measures

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In this episode I ll:

1. Discuss an article comparing apixaban with warfarin in patients with severe renal impairment.

2. Answer the drug information question Should high dose methylprednisolone be given for intraoperative spinal cord injury?”

3. Share a resource for understanding CMS quality measures.

The post 163: Apixaban vs warfarin in severe renal impairment, methylprednisolone for intraoperative spinal cord injury, and a resource for CMS – TJC quality measures appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Feb 09 2017

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183: Piperacillin-tazobactam pharmacokinetics in critically ill patients, how quick do you need dantrolene in MH, and false positive urine drug screens

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In this episode I ll:

1. Discuss an article about piperacillin-tazobactam pharmacokinetics in critically ill patients.
2. Answer the drug information question “How quickly must dantrolene be accessible to treat a case of malignant hyperthermia (MH)?”
3. Share a resource about false positive urine drug screens.

The post 183: Piperacillin-tazobactam pharmacokinetics in critically ill patients, how quick do you need dantrolene in MH, and false positive urine drug screens appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Apr 20 2017

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364: The 2018 ACLS Antiarrhythmic Drug Update

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In this episode, I’ll discuss the 2018 ACLS antiarrhythmic drug update.

The post 364: The 2018 ACLS Antiarrhythmic Drug Update appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Jan 14 2019

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198: How to use high dose insulin therapy for beta-blocker or calcium channel blocker overdose

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In this episode, I ll discuss how to use high dose insulin therapy for beta-blocker or calcium channel blocker overdose.

The post 198: How to use high dose insulin therapy for beta-blocker or calcium channel blocker overdose appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Jun 12 2017

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161: qSOFA in ED patients, folic acid vs folinic acid as cofactor therapy in methanol toxicity, and a FOAMed parody

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In this episode I ll:

1. Discuss an article about using the qSOFA score in adult emergency department patients.

2. Answer the drug information question Can leucovorin be substituted for folic acid as cofactor therapy in the treatment of methanol toxicity?

3. Share a resource that brings some humor to the world of Free Open Access Medication Education (#FOAMed).

The post 161: qSOFA in ED patients, folic acid vs folinic acid as cofactor therapy in methanol toxicity, and a FOAMed parody appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Feb 02 2017

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237: Why can t you give calcium gluconate by rapid IV push?

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In this episode, I’ll discuss why can t you give calcium gluconate by rapid IV push.

For more on use of calcium for hyperkalemia go to pharmacyjoe.com/episode34.

The post 237: Why can t you give calcium gluconate by rapid IV push? appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Oct 26 2017

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229: Why you should never treat sinus tachycardia

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In this episode, I ll discuss Why you should never treat sinus tachycardia

You can watch or listen to this episode on my youtube channel:

In my post, Pharmacists as Members of the Rapid Response Team, I share more examples of potential underlying causes of sinus tachycardia. I also provide more in-depth training on how to respond to code blue and rapid response calls in my Critical Care Pharmacy Academy. To learn more, pharmacyjoe.com/academy.

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Sep 28 2017

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304: Lactate clearance in sepsis isn t as straightforward as the guidelines make it seem

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In this episode, I’ll discuss how lactate clearance in sepsis isn’t as straightforward as the guidelines make it seem.

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Jun 18 2018

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270: Stress ulcer prophylaxis vs enteral nutrition, tamsulosin for trial without catheter in a female patient, and a resource for understanding statistical significance versus the clinical importance of observed effect sizes

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In this episode I ll:

  1. Discuss an article about stress ulcer prophylaxis in patients receiving enteral nutrition.
  1. Answer the drug information question How long after giving a female patient with urinary retention tamsulosin should a trial without catheter be attempted?
  1. Share a resource for understanding statistical significance versus the clinical importance of observed effect sizes.

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Feb 19 2018

6mins

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302: FEIBA vs KCentra, intermittent vs continuous PPIs, and a tip for responding to inpatient medical emergencies

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In this episode I ll:
1. Discuss an article comparing FEIBA with KCentra.
2. Answer the drug information question “Can intermittent boluses of pantoprazole be used to treat acute GI bleeding rather than continuous infusions?”
3. Share a tip for responding to inpatient medical emergencies.

The post 302: FEIBA vs KCentra, intermittent vs continuous PPIs, and a tip for responding to inpatient medical emergencies appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Jun 11 2018

6mins

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227: What to do about the serum potassium when treating DKA or HHS?

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In this episode, I’ll discuss what to do about the serum potassium when treating DKA or HHS.

You can watch or listen to this episode on my youtube channel:

The post 227: What to do about the serum potassium when treating DKA or HHS? appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Sep 21 2017

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192: Sodium bicarbonate alternatives due to the current shortage

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In this episode, I ll discuss the alternatives to sodium bicarbonate given the current drug shortage.

The post 192: Sodium bicarbonate alternatives due to the current shortage appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

May 22 2017

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459: Why can IV phenytoin not be diluted lower than 5 mg/mL?

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In this episode, I ll discuss why IV phenytoin cannot be diluted lower than 5 mg/mL.

The post 459: Why can IV phenytoin not be diluted lower than 5 mg/mL? appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Dec 12 2019

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458: Do adult critically ill patients benefit from inline filters?

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In this episode, I ll discuss whether adult critically ill patients benefit from inline filters.

The post 458: Do adult critically ill patients benefit from inline filters? appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Dec 09 2019

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457: Adjunctive cholestyramine therapy for thyroid storm

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In this episode, I ll discuss adjunctive cholestyramine therapy for thyroid storm.

The post 457: Adjunctive cholestyramine therapy for thyroid storm appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Dec 05 2019

2mins

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456: Can you still use study results if the trial was stopped early?

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In this episode, I ll discuss whether results from trials that were stopped early are trustworthy.

The post 456: Can you still use study results if the trial was stopped early? appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Dec 02 2019

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455: What is the loading dose of dexamethasone for vasogenic cerebral edema?

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In this episode, I ll discuss the loading dose of dexamethasone for vasogenic edema.

The post 455: What is the loading dose of dexamethasone for vasogenic cerebral edema? appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Nov 28 2019

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454: Fewer respiratory events with sugammadex vs neostigmine

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In this episode, I ll discuss an article comparing respiratory events with sugammadex vs neostigmine.

The post 454: Fewer respiratory events with sugammadex vs neostigmine appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Nov 25 2019

5mins

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Episode 453: Ketamine in status asthmaticus

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In this episode, I’ll discuss the use of ketamine in status asthmaticus.

The post Episode 453: Ketamine in status asthmaticus appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Nov 21 2019

2mins

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Episode 452: What is the best way to administer adenosine?

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In this episode, I ll discuss an article comparing different methods of administering adenosine.

The post Episode 452: What is the best way to administer adenosine? appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Nov 18 2019

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451: Should higher than normal doses of naloxone be considered for opioid overdose?

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In this episode, I ll discuss using higher than normal doses of naloxone for opioid overdose.

The post 451: Should higher than normal doses of naloxone be considered for opioid overdose? appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Nov 14 2019

2mins

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450: Does aspiration pneumonia require different antibiotics than community acquired pneumonia?

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In this episode, I ll discuss why the new CAP guidelines do not recommend treating most cases of suspected aspiration pneumonia with broadening antibiotic therapy.

The post 450: Does aspiration pneumonia require different antibiotics than community acquired pneumonia? appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Nov 11 2019

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449: The most exciting part about the new Community Acquired Pneumonia guidelines!

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In this episode, I ll discuss the most exciting part about the new Community Acquired Pneumonia guidelines!

The post 449: The most exciting part about the new Community Acquired Pneumonia guidelines! appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Nov 07 2019

2mins

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448: Rabies immune globulin

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In this episode, I ll discuss the use of rabies immune globulin.

The post 448: Rabies immune globulin appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Nov 04 2019

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447: Does dexmedetomidine prolong the QTc interval?

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In this episode, I’ll discuss whether dexmedetomidine prolongs the QTc interval.

The post 447: Does dexmedetomidine prolong the QTc interval? appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Oct 31 2019

2mins

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446: How well does a negative nasal MRSA screen rule out infection with MRSA?

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In this episode, I ll discuss how well a negative nasal MRSA screen rules out infection with MRSA.

The post 446: How well does a negative nasal MRSA screen rule out infection with MRSA? appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Oct 28 2019

4mins

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Episode 445: Can N-acetylcysteine be used in non-acetaminophen-induced acute liver failure?

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In this episode, I ll discuss whether N-acetylcysteine can be used in non-acetaminophen-induced acute liver failure.

The post Episode 445: Can N-acetylcysteine be used in non-acetaminophen-induced acute liver failure? appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Oct 24 2019

2mins

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444: Desmopressin (DDAVP) in patients with antiplatelet-associated intracranial hemorrhage

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In this episode, I ll discuss an article about desmopressin effectiveness and safety in patients with antiplatelet-associated intracranial hemorrhage.

The post 444: Desmopressin (DDAVP) in patients with antiplatelet-associated intracranial hemorrhage appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Oct 21 2019

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443: What dose of steroids can prevent post-extubation stridor?

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In this episode, I’ll discuss what dose of steroids can prevent post-extubation stridor.

The post 443: What dose of steroids can prevent post-extubation stridor? appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Oct 17 2019

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442: Should recent laxative use preclude testing for C diff?

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In this episode, I ll discuss whether recent laxative use should preclude testing for C diff.

The post 442: Should recent laxative use preclude testing for C diff? appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Oct 14 2019

4mins

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441: A tip to predict pharmacotherapy needs in rapid response or emergent situations

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In this episode, I’ll discuss a tip to predict pharmacotherapy needs in rapid response or emergent situations.

The post 441: A tip to predict pharmacotherapy needs in rapid response or emergent situations appeared first on Pharmacy Joe.

Oct 10 2019

2mins

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440: The intraosseous (IO) route in critically ill adults

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In this episode, I’ll discuss the intraosseous route in critically ill adults.

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Oct 07 2019

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