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The Pharm So Hard Podcast: An Emergency Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy Podcast

An Emergency Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy Podcast

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Episode 4: Drugs Trends in Pharmacy with Oscar Santalo and Darla Quevedo

Episode 4 Description: In this episode of Pharm So Hard, Oscar Santalo PharmD, MBA, MHA, BCPS with his learner Darla Quevedo PharmD 2021 candidate from the University of Florida School Of Pharmacy discuss drug trends for 2019 – 2020.  Here they discuss the Top 25 drugs by expenditures in nonfederal hospitals in 2018, the rise […] The post Episode 4: Drugs Trends in Pharmacy with Oscar Santalo and Darla Quevedo appeared first on The Pharm So Hard Podcast.

14mins

30 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 5: Opioid StewardshipPart 1 with Oscar Santalo and Olga Ivanova

Definitions Opioid Sparing – providing multi – modal medications that limit the use and supply of opioids Opioids – a class of drugs that act in the nervous system to produce feelings of pleasure and pain relief. Opioid Addiction – a long-lasting (chronic) disease that can cause major health, social, and economic problems. Opioid and Pain […] The post Episode 5: Opioid StewardshipPart 1 with Oscar Santalo and Olga Ivanova appeared first on The Pharm So Hard Podcast.

20mins

11 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 9: The Treatment of Symptomatic Hyponatremia with Hypertonic Saline with Jimmy Pruitt

In this episode on The Pharm So Hard Podcast, Jimmy Pruitt, PharmD, BCPS discusses the treatment of symptomatic hyponatremia using hypertonic saline. The post Episode 9: The Treatment of Symptomatic Hyponatremia with Hypertonic Saline with Jimmy Pruitt appeared first on The Pharm So Hard Podcast.

5mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 8: The Transition from Pharmacy School to Residency with the Pharmacy Twins Ashley & Brooke Barlow

In this episode on The Pharm So Hard Podcast, Jimmy Pruitt, PharmD, BCPS and Ashley & Brooke Barlow PharmD, BCPS discuss growing up as twins, making quality infographics, ASHP Midyear, and the pursuit of residency training. The post Episode 8: The Transition from Pharmacy School to Residency with the Pharmacy Twins Ashley & Brooke Barlow appeared first on The Pharm So Hard Podcast.

26mins

11 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 11: The Role of an ED Pharmacist as Part of the Trauma Team with Ruben Santiago, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP

In this episode of the Pharm So Hard Podcast, Jimmy Pruitt PharmD, BCPS discusses with Ruben Santiago, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP the role of an ED Pharmacist as part of a trauma team. The post Episode 11: The Role of an ED Pharmacist as Part of the Trauma Team with Ruben Santiago, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP appeared first on The Pharm So Hard Podcast.

29mins

21 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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Episode 3: Transitioning from Resident to EM Pharmacy Practitioner with Kyle Hultz

In this episode of Pharm So Hard, Jimmy Pruitt, Pharm.D and Kyle Hultz, Pharm.D discuss the excitement and the challenges of transitioning from residency to the role of an emergency medicine clinical pharmacist. The post Episode 3: Transitioning from Resident to EM Pharmacy Practitioner with Kyle Hultz appeared first on The Pharm So Hard Podcast.

30mins

14 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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5-Minute Pharmacy Pearl: Single Syringe of Diluted Adenosine for Termination of SVT

Dosing Supraventricular tachycardia adenosine 6 milligrams (mg) may be given over 1 to 2 seconds followed by a 20 milliliter (mL) rapid saline flush. If there is no response in 1 to 2 minutes, a 12 mg IV bolus dose may be repeated twice followed by saline flushes  Mechanism of Action Slows impulse formation in […] The post 5-Minute Pharmacy Pearl: Single Syringe of Diluted Adenosine for Termination of SVT appeared first on The Pharm So Hard Podcast.

4mins

8 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 10. Formulary Management with Oscar Santalo

Definitions Formulary medication – A determination that the medication is “appropriate for routine use” in select patient populations Per 2008 ASHP Guidelines on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and the Formulary System Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P & T) Committee – establishes policy development, communication, education, and formulary management Background How most hospital/health systems define formulary […] The post Episode 10. Formulary Management with Oscar Santalo appeared first on The Pharm So Hard Podcast.

27mins

11 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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Episode 6: Opioid Stewardship Part 2 with Oscar Santalo and Olga Ivanova

Definition Opioid Sparing – providing multi – modal medications that limit the use and supply of opioids Opioids – a class of drugs that act in the nervous system to produce feelings of pleasure and pain relief. Opioid Addiction – a long-lasting (chronic) disease that can cause major health, social, and economic problems. Opioid and Pain […] The post Episode 6: Opioid Stewardship Part 2 with Oscar Santalo and Olga Ivanova appeared first on The Pharm So Hard Podcast.

12mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 13: Assessing Pharmacy Candidates for Pharmacy Residency Programs with Dan Hu

Questions for Dan Hu Can you descript how you got interested in evaluating pharmacy students for residency? What are some of the current challenges of evaluating students in the current model? Can you summarize your publication “ A Screening Tool to Identify Qualified Pharmacy Residency Candidates” What are some strategies that schools and university of […] The post Episode 13: Assessing Pharmacy Candidates for Pharmacy Residency Programs with Dan Hu appeared first on The Pharm So Hard Podcast.

38mins

14 Feb 2020

Rank #10

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Episode 7: Implementing and Expanding ED Clinical Pharmacy Services with Nicole Acquisto

ED Pharmacist Project Links http://www.medicalhf.org/epharm/index.html https://www.ahrq.gov/downloads/pub/advances2/vol4/Advances-fairbanks_20.pdf https://www.ashp.org/-/media/assets/pharmacy-practice/resource-centers/emergency-care/Justification-referenced-document.ashx https://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/case-studies/cquips0802.html ASHP ED Pharmacy Resources https://www.ashp.org/Pharmacy-Practice/Resource-Centers/Emergency-Care/Articles-and-Guidelines/Establishing-Emergency-Medicine-Pharmacy-Services-and-Medication-Safety https://www.ashp.org/Pharmacy-Practice/Resource-Centers/Emergency-Care/Articles-and-Guidelines The post Episode 7: Implementing and Expanding ED Clinical Pharmacy Services with Nicole Acquisto appeared first on The Pharm So Hard Podcast.

39mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 12. Mergers and Acquisitions with Oscar Santalo PharmD, MBA, MHA, BCPS

Definition Merger & Acquisition – defined as the consolidation of companies. Differentiating the two terms, Mergers is the combination of two companies to form one, while Acquisitions is one company taken over by the other Background Throughout the 1990s, mergers and acquisitions were prominent in the healthcare sector. After a drastic decline in the early […] The post Episode 12. Mergers and Acquisitions with Oscar Santalo PharmD, MBA, MHA, BCPS appeared first on The Pharm So Hard Podcast.

14mins

31 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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Episode 19: Early ED Discharge in Patients with low-risk VTE with DOACs with Jimmy Pruitt and Oscar Santalo

Background In 2003 – 2014 inpatient hospital costs ranged from $3,018 to $5,040 per admission for a primary DVT diagnosis Average DVT LOS can range from 4.9 – 7 days Recurrent VTE that requires readmission could be up to 48% more costly than the initial event Protocols for outpatient DVT management found a cost reduction […] The post Episode 19: Early ED Discharge in Patients with low-risk VTE with DOACs with Jimmy Pruitt and Oscar Santalo appeared first on The Pharm So Hard Podcast.

29mins

15 May 2020

Rank #13

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Episode 18: The Management of Snake Bites with Craig Cocchio, PharmD, DABAT

Background More than 3,000 species of snakes are identified worldwide, with nearly 800 species considered venomous. All venomous species are classified taxonomically into one of 4 general groups. These include the families Viperidae, Elapidae, and Colubridae, as well as the Atractaspidinae, a subfamily of the Lamprophiidae family. The United States is home to nearly 30 […] The post Episode 18: The Management of Snake Bites with Craig Cocchio, PharmD, DABAT appeared first on The Pharm So Hard Podcast.

56mins

14 Apr 2020

Rank #14

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Episode 17: Do You Even Lift – Looking At The Metrics Used For External Benchmarking with Oscar Santalo and Joanna Longueira

Definitions Benchmarking – Finding and implementing the best practices.  Health-system administrators are turning to benchmarking vendors for help in improving operational performance Efficiency – Avoiding waste or maximizing possible outputs from a set of resource inputs Productivity – defined as the efficient use of resources, labor, capital, land, materials, energy, information, in the production of […] The post Episode 17: Do You Even Lift – Looking At The Metrics Used For External Benchmarking with Oscar Santalo and Joanna Longueira appeared first on The Pharm So Hard Podcast.

9mins

12 Apr 2020

Rank #15