C3.1 R2: Prepare a clinical case presentation or seminar highlighting a clinical controversy (3/4)

I prepared and presented a clinical case presentation for a patient who experienced a dramatic elevation in serum clozapine level secondary to an acute infection. This presentation was provided to the pharmacy staff at St. Paul's Hospital. Please see the presentation slides attached below. Risk of clozapine toxicity in patients with infections - handout

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Mental Health

Goals and learning objectives: Complete a pharmacokinetic interpretation of a psychotropic medication (e.g. lithium, clozapine). Complete a pharmacokinetic interpretation of a valproic acid level used for bipolar disorder. Compare and contrast the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, efficacy data, and adverse effects of antipsychotics and antidepressants Complete a physical exam to assess and monitor for the side effects … Continue reading Mental Health

C3.1 R1: Perform and document a situation where physical exam was performed to provide pharmaceutical care (3/4)

I conducted an orthostatic vitals assessment on an elderly male with a history of coronary artery disease, permanent atrial fibrillation, possible Castleman's disease (diagnostic workup ongoing), and a new diagnosis of lymphoma. The patient was reported as being bradycardic (HR in the high 50s) with new dizziness and one episode of presyncope over the past … Continue reading C3.1 R1: Perform and document a situation where physical exam was performed to provide pharmaceutical care (3/4)

C3.1 R2: Prepare and facilitate a journal club to pharmacists (6/6)

As a part of my ongoing longitudinal critical appraisal component of the APRY2 program I prepared and delivered a journal club and educational session on the critical appraisal of case-control studies. The study that I selected to review was the infamous Juurlink et al. case-control study from 2009 that found an association between the use … Continue reading C3.1 R2: Prepare and facilitate a journal club to pharmacists (6/6)

Pharmacy Resident Precepting

Learning goals and objectives: Describe when the roles of direct instruction, facilitation, and coaching should be appropriately utilized Improve ability to provide positive and constructive feedback Develop strategies to cultivate and solidify the learners systematic process Develop strategies to help foster the learner's independence, confidence, and ability to meaningfully impact patient care

C3.1 R2: Prepare and facilitate a journal club to pharmacists. (5/6)

I prepared and delivered a journal club and educational session to the pharmacy department at Royal Columbian Hospital. The session was focused on how to approach and critically appraise a pharmacoeconomic study. The study in question was:¬†Langham S, et al. Cost-effectiveness of take-home naloxone for the prevention of overdose fatalities among heroin users in the … Continue reading C3.1 R2: Prepare and facilitate a journal club to pharmacists. (5/6)