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NICU Primer for Pharmacists

Amy P Holmes (author)

ISBN: 9781585284757

Publication Date: Dec 2015

Format: Paperback

The stakes are high, time is of the essence and every detail matters - yet neonatal pharmacology often has been a challenging and poorly understood area of pediatrics. Until now. This unique comprehensive overview of pharmacological treatment and neonatal care puts the information pharmacists, students, and residents need in one place.
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The stakes are high, time is of the essence and every detail matters - yet neonatal pharmacology often has been a challenging and poorly understood area of pediatrics. Until now.

Many pharmacists working in hospital pharmacies today have little or no formal training in neonatology yet they are faced with dispensing medications to this fragile NICU population. NICU Primer for Pharmacists, by Amy P. Holmes, is a unique comprehensive overview of pharmacological treatment and neonatal care puts the information pharmacists, students, and residents need in one place, including strategies for:
  • Selecting the optimal drug at the right dose within hours of recognizing a problem
  • Detecting and correcting product dilutions
  • Overseeing dosing adjustments as patients mature, increase or lose body weight
  • Accommodating for multiple concurrent diseases, dramatic growth, organ maturation and damage and more
  • Maximizing survival without serious long-term damage and neurodevelopmental delays.

  • NICU Primer for Pharmacists puts the information you need in one place, so you can feel more confident making medication decisions for your tiniest patients. If your team cares for neonatal patients, consider this guide your invaluable resource for safe and effective drug therapy.
Pages 175
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Dec 2015
Publisher ASHP - American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Subject/s Pharmacology   Neonatal medicine   Intensive care nursing  
Amy P. Holmes, PharmD, is a neonatal clinical pharmacy specialist at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA. She has practiced as a pharmacist for 20 years with the last 8 years being focused in neonatal critical care at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. Amy has a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from University of North Carolina as well as doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Dr. Holmes serves as the Residency Program Director at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. She is active in state and national pharmacy organizations including the North Carolina Pharmacists Association and the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group.

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