Rollin (Terry) Fairbanks, M.D., M.S., University of Rochester, NY
AHRQ Grant No. HS015818-01
This project focuses on improving medication safety by implementing an emergency department pharmacist program. A toolkit facilitates the implementation of similar programs into other hospital emergency departments. The toolkit includes:
- A description of the formal, optimized role of the emergency department pharmacist.
- Challenges and accompanying solutions to implementing emergency department pharmacist programs.
- Evidence to support the efficacy of such a program.
Emergency department physicians, nurses, pharmacists, quality and safety professionals, hospital leaders.
Health Care Setting
Toolkit Web Site
AHRQ Awards More Than $8 Million To Further Implementation of Evidence-Based Patient Safety Findings
June 8, 2005
Using Clinical Pharmacists in Emergency Departments
Researching the Use of Emergency Pharmacists in the ED
Date: September 8, 2008
Venue: AHRQ 2008 Annual Conference
Survey of physicians regarding clinical pharmacy services in academic emergency departments. Szczesiul JM, Fairbanks RJ, Hildebrand JM, Hays DP, Shah MN. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009 Mar 15;66(6):576-9.
Emergency department communication links and patterns. Fairbanks RJ, Bisantz AM, Sunm M. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Oct;50(4):396-406. Epub 2007 Jun 7.
Medical and nursing staff highly value clinical pharmacists in the emergency department. Fairbanks RJ, Hildebrand JM, Kolstee KE, Schneider SM, Shah MN. Emerg Med J. 2007 Oct;24(10):716-8.
Impact Case Studies
Mercy Hospital and Unity Hospital and Allina Hospitals and Clinics — Posted September 2009
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists — Posted June 2008
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