The Emergency Department Pharmacist as a Safety Measure in Emergency Medicine
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