COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
 
 
 
Pharmacy Practice Residency Rotation Sites
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Ifeanyi Onor, PharmD, BCPS;  Christopher Gillard, PharmD, BCPS
MCLNO/LSU Interim Hospital – Acute Adult Internal Medicine
New Orleans, LA
Clinical pharmacy services include:  participation in daily rounds with Internal Medicine Team, which involves round table discussions, and seeing & following patients on service; providing complete pharmaceutical care to the team by assessing, monitoring, and recommending appropriate medication therapy to our patients based on available medical evidence; providing pharmacokinetic dosing, monitoring of toxicities; reporting ADRs; providing medication counseling, communicating information to other healthcare providers (physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and  other ancillary members) as necessary; participating in ongoing Drug Utilization Reviews (DUEs); and providing drug information education.

Fatima Z. Brakta, PharmD, BCPS AQ- ID
MCLNO/LSU Interim Hospital – Infectious Disease
New Orleans, LA
Clinical pharmacy services include: participation in daily rounds with Infectious Disease Team, which involves following patients on service; providing complete pharmaceutical care to the team by assessing, monitoring, and recommending appropriate medication therapy to our patients based on available medical evidence; providing pharmacokinetic dosing; monitoring of toxicities; reporting ADRs; communicating information to other healthcare providers (physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and  other ancillary members) as necessary; participating in ongoing Drug Utilization Reviews (DUEs); and serving as coordinating leader of LSU Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (LSU-ASP).

Sara A. Al-Dahir BS, PharmD, BCPS
(Fulbright Scholar)
MCLNO/LSU Interim Hospital –  Critical Care/ Nutrition Support
New Orleans, LA
Clinical pharmacy services include:  participation in daily rounds with Intensive Care Team, which involves discussions,  and seeing & following patients in the surgery/trauma (SICU/TICU) intensive care unit providing complete pharmaceutical care to the team by assessing, monitoring, and recommending appropriate medication therapy to our patients based on available medical evidence; providing pharmacokinetic dosing; monitoring of toxicities; reporting ADRs; providing medication counseling, communicating information to other healthcare providers (physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and  other ancillary members) as necessary; participating in ongoing Drug Utilization Reviews (DUEs); assessing nutritional needs, and providing nutritional care consults; assessing pain management & sedation; and serving as a coordinating member of LSU Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (LSU-ASP).

Kathryn Cardwell, PharmD;  Conrad Mornay, RPh
MCLNO/LSU Interim Hospital – Institutional Pharmacy Practice
New Orleans, LA
The resident shall become oriented and acclimated to the hospital’s in-patient pharmacy department.  The resident shall also be trained to function as an independent pharmacist in preparation to fulfill his/her staffing requirement. Joint Commission, USP 797, barrier isolation chambers, and sterile techniques shall be introduced to the resident. The resident shall be trained in the primary functions of hospital pharmacy  including, but not limited to:  interpreting & processing physicians’ orders, preparing medications (large volume, piggyback, TPN, chemo, extemporaneous compounds, etc.), managing technicians and students, and ensuring safe and timely drug delivery.  The resident shall further be trained in pharmacy automation: CPOE, Pyxis Connect, smartpumps, and Intellidot (the barcoding system) shall be introduced to the resident.  The resident shall further become familiar with the department staff, the department policies & procedures, the pharmacy department MSDS manual, the hospital policy & procedure manual, and the hospital formulary. Additionally the resident will participate in longitudinal LSU Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (LSU-ASP), with coordinating leader, Kathryn Cardwell.

Lori Gordon, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP
MCLNO/LSU Interim Hospital – HIV Outpatient Program (HOP) Clinic
New Orleans, LA
Clinical pharmacy services in HIV/AIDS care to providers and patients on an on-going basis. Practice involves patient and provider education, individual and group clinical consultations, telemedicine series to providers in collaboration with the Delta Region AIDS education and Training Center (Delta AETC), individual and group traineeships, development of clinical materials in response to questions, and hands-on problem-solving with medication-related issues in the complex process of HIV/AIDS disease management. It is also the training site for the National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center (NMAETC), Xavier Local Performance Site.

Jessica Johnson, PharmD, BCPS
MCLNO/LSU Interim Hospital – Critical Care
New Orleans, LA
The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) primarily services patients with acute infections, acute exacerbations of chronic medical conditions (CHF, CVD, asthma/COPD, diabetes, etc) or acute adverse drug reactions and drug overdoses. Critical Care pharmacists provide complete pharmaceutical care to patients by assessing, monitoring, and recommending appropriate medication therapy to our team using an evidence-based approach; providing pharmacokinetic drug dosing and monitoring of toxicities; reporting ADRs; providing medication counseling to patients; participating in ongoing Drug Utilization Reviews (DUEs); providing educational in-services to other healthcare practitioners; and serving as a coordinating member of LSU Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (LSU-ASP).

Kendrea Bryant Burks, PharmD, BCPS
MCLNO/LSU Interim Hospital – Emergency Medicine
New Orleans, LA
Clinical pharmacy services include: providing information education to nursing, physicians, medical residents, physician staff, and patients/ family members; monitoring and consulting on emergency pharmacologic issues in medical and trauma patient for toxicities; participate in all ED Pharmacy Practice model activities including active roles in response Code Blue, Level 1 Trauma resuscitations, Stroke Team activities, ED Sepsis Response and undergoing Procedural Sedation; participating in ongoing Drug Utilization Reviews (DUEs); and serving as a coordinating member of LSU Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (LSU-ASP).

 LaKeisha George Williams, PharmD, MPH
Interim LSU Public Hospital – Stroke & Heart Attack Prevention (SHAP) Clinic;
Obesity Weight Loss and Management Bariatric (OWL MBA) Clinic
New Orleans, LA
This ambulatory medicine rotation will introduce the resident to the responsibilities, activities, and practice standards associated with a clinical pharmacist in an outpatient setting.  Residents will provide patient care and other pharmaceutical services to the patients and their families to ensure optimal clinical outcomes.   Residents will also develop skills in the management and usage of resources in the LSU healthcare system to improve therapeutic outcomes associated with medication usage.  Emphasis will be placed on the role of the pharmacist as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team. Clinical pharmacy services include, but are not limited to, patient education & counseling, and medication therapy management (MTM) of hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, thyroid disorders, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and other endocrine disorders.

Ashley M. Taylor, PharmD, CGP
MCLNO/LSU Interim Hospital – Anticoagulation Clinic & Simplified Treatment Intervention to Control Hypertension (STITCH) Clinic
New Orleans, LA
This ambulatory medicine rotation will introduce the resident to the responsibilities, activities, and practice standards associated with a clinical pharmacist in an outpatient setting.  Residents will provide patient care and other pharmaceutical services to the patients and their families to ensure optimal clinical outcomes.   Residents will also develop skills in the management and usage of resources in the LSU healthcare system to improve therapeutic outcomes associated with medication usage.  Emphasis will be placed on the role of the pharmacist as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team. Clinical pharmacy services include, but are not limited to patient education & counseling, and medication therapy management (MTM) of hypertension, smoking cessation, diabetes, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome, heart failure, and anticoagulation.

Martha B. Harris, BS, PharmD
Xavier University of Louisiana/Tulane University Medical School Drug Information Center – Drug Information
New Orleans, LA
The Drug Information Center provides accurate, current, and unbiased drug information services to area health care practitioners. Residents will be equipped with knowledge in the area of drug information which can be utilized during the practice of pharmacy.  In addition, this experience will prepare the resident for a position as Drug Information Specialist in an academic, industry, or institutional setting.

Anthony Laurent, PD, MBA
MCLNO/LSU Interim Hospital–  Pharmacy Management
New Orleans, LA
Rotation experience: director of pharmacy role and responsibilities in Human Resources, Regulatory Agencies, Risk Management, LSU Antimicrobial Stewardship, Development/Updating a Policy and Procedure, Problem/Conflict Resolution, Attending and Participating in Hospital Committees, Assessing Joint Commission/National Patient Safety Goals, Institute of Medicine, Leapfrog and Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Joseph LaRochelle, PharmD
Children’s Hospital– Pediatric Critical Care
New Orleans, LA
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a medical-surgical critical care unit which cares for pediatric patients with a variety of system dysfunctions including neurological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, renal, and hepatic.  Residents will participate in the interdisciplinary provision of pharmaceutical care to these patients. Residents will complete core rotations, Acute Adult Internal Medicine and Adult Critical Care, prior to this elective experience.  The resident will also assist the faculty member in education of other pharmacists, pharmacy students, medical students, medical residents, and nurses.   

*Please Note:  Elective sites have NOT been included; Teaching Certificate Information have NOT been included
 
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