Page 21

232747_NCS Currents_December_2_eMag

NEUROCRITICAL CARE PHARMACY Neurocritical Care Society Pharmacy Committee Year in Review By Amber Castle, PharmD, BCPS This has been an incredible year for our team which is bestowed based on multiple nominations by committee filled with many successes! Currently, we chairs and senior leadership of the society to members who have have over 80 pharmacist members in the shown remarkable support and dedication to the society. Theresa NCS. Neurocritical care pharmacists were Human was awarded this honor. well represented throughout the conference with over a dozen posters, numerous We would also like to congratulate all of the 2015 Travel Grant award recipients, presentations in the main Award recipients including pharmacy section members Kent conference sessions, and the best attendance Owusu, Leslie Hamilton, and Edward Van Matre. to date at the Pharmacotherapy Workshop. Guideline Development Thank you to all the Pharmacy Committee members that have Pharmacy section members contributed to the development of served this past year for your service and dedication. We would two guidelines which were presented at the Annual Meeting: like to welcome the incoming Pharmacy Committee members: Keri Kim and Xi Liu for the ‘Thromboprophylaxis of Venous Jen Bushwitz, Katleen Chester, Aaron Cook, Olabisi Falana, Thrombosis in Adult Patients with a Neurological/Neurosurgical Haley Gibbs, Kristy Greene, Jimmi Hatton, Theresa Human, Diagnoses in an Intensive Care Unit,’ Shaun Rowe for ‘External Morgan Jones, Kimberly Levasseur-Franklin, Chris Morrison, Jeff Ventricular Drain Management,’ and Aaron Cook and John Lewin Mucksavage, Mehrnaz Pajoumand, Nicholas Panos, and Andrea III (who also co-presented) for the ‘Reversal of Antithrombotics in Passarelli. Amber Castle is the committee chair with Eljim Tesoro Intracranial Hemorrhage.’ serving as co-chair. Aaron Cook has accepted the role of co-chair for guideline Pharmacotherapy of Neurocritical Care Series (PONS) development. In addition, Chris Morrison, Theresa Human, and Perhaps the greatest achievement this year is the launch of Judith Jacobi are collaborating with other society members on the the Pharmacotherapy of Neurocritical Care Series (PONS) led upcoming ‘Therapeutic Temperature Management’ guideline. by outgoing section chair Theresa Human. This on-demand webinar series currently offers three core pharmacotherapy topics ENLS version 2.0 with regular new releases scheduled throughout the year. The A revised version of ENLS was rolled out during the Annual PONS series is a wonderful tool to teach clinicians to care for Meeting which includes pediatric neurocritical care, neurocritical this unique patient population and enhance the educational care for early responders, and updated pharmacotherapy mission of the NCS. information within each chapter. Representing the pharmacy section, Chris Morrison led the effort to incorporate these NCS Annual Meeting enhancements. An additional pharmacotherapy chapter was Over 40 pharmacist members attended the Annual Meeting in added to this version authored by pharmacy members Gretchen Scottsdale, AZ this year. Eljim Tesoro, Haley Gibbs, and Shaun Brophy and Theresa Human. Rowe did an outstanding job serving on the Annual Meeting Planning Committee. On behalf of the Pharmacy Leadership Committee of the NCS, I would like to thank everyone for a great year! The pharmacy concurrent session, co-chaired by Haley Gibbs and Eljim Tesoro, featured controversial topics such as the ‘Use of Platelet Function Testing in Endovascular Neurosurgery’ (presented by Keri Kim), ‘Reversal Strategies for Antiplatelet Agents’ (presented by Timothy Lassiter), and ‘Antiplatelet versus Anticoagulant Therapy in Cervical Artery Dissection’ (presented by Katleen Chester). The Pharmacotherapy Workshop showcased many great speakers including Leslie Hamilton, Henri Vaitkevicius, Karen Berger, Morgan Jones, Olabisi Falana, Jason Makii, Kimberly Levasseur-Franklin, and Eljim Tesoro. Presidential Citations and Awards The NCS Presidential Citation is an award that recognizes members of the society who have put forth extraordinary effort. Pharmacy section recipients included Jennifer Bushwitz, Amber Castle, Aaron Cook, Haley Gibbs, Denise Rhoney, and Eljim Tesoro. In addition, this is the first year that the NCS has awarded the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, NCS Treasurer and Pharmacy Section member Gretchen Brophy, PharmD at the Annual Meeting 21


232747_NCS Currents_December_2_eMag
To see the actual publication please follow the link above