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Preceptors

Jeremy Hodges, RPH, BCPS, BCCCP, CPP

Jeremy HodgesPGY 2 Critical Care Residency Director
Clinical Specialty: Medical/Surgical intensive care

Brief Rotation Description: As a member of our advanced pharmacy practice model, residents will provide pharmacy consult services to physicians and patients in our 30 bed ICU, including pharmacokinetic dosing, renal dosing, and documentation of interdisciplinary recommendations in the medical record. The goal for the resident is to independently perform the duties of the clinical specialist by the end of the learning experience.

Projects: Opportunities include projects related to sepsis, sedation, pain, vasoactive agents, respiratory, and acid-base therapies.

Email: [email protected]

Marcy McCaskill, PharmD, BCPPS

Clinical Specialty: Neonatal intensive care

Brief Rotation Description: The Neonatal ICU rotation is an elective 4-6 week rotation in the 56 bed Level IIIb NICU. The neonatal care team consists of neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pediatric residents, neonatology fellows, medical students, dieticians, respiratory therapists, nurses, and pharmacists. The clinical pharmacist on the team is responsible for ensuring each patient admitted to the service receives safe and effective medication therapy. The clinical pharmacist provides drug information to all staff as necessary, and is the lead pharmacist on the Women's Services team. The pharmacist attends interdisciplinary rounds, Best Practice committee meetings, Joint Practice meetings, and contributes to policy development within the NICU. The pharmacist assists with corporate neonatal guideline and protocol management and is a Corporate NICU Team Member.

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Christina Roels, BCPS, BCCP, CPP

Christina RoelsClinical Specialty: Neurology

Brief Rotation Description: Neurology/Neurocritical care is an elective, 4-6 week learning experience at NHFMC. NHFMC is a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center. The service is a rounding team service with the pharmacists playing an integral role in optimizing medication therapies. The rounding service includes the Neuro-ICU, Intermediate Neuro-critical care unit, the Neurosciences unit, the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, and the Outpatient Stroke Bridge Clinic.

Projects:

  • The Joint Commission
  • VTE Technical Advisory Panel Member

External research:

  • Sub-investigator : CREST-II, ARAMIS
  • Primary investigator: MARISS trial

Internal research: Clinical Outcomes of Thrombophilia Testing in Ischemic Stroke Patients: an Economic Analysis (project with PGY1 resident), Cross-sectional Study of Vitamin D Deficiency and Insufficiency in NHFMC Neurosciences, Statin Prescribing Practices after Intracerebral Hemorrhage (collaborative multi-site project), Assessment of Four Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrates (KCentra) Dosing Practices within Neurocritical Care (collaborative multi-site project). Optimizing internal anticoagulation reversal time for intracranial hemorrhage.


Email: [email protected]

Ryan Kammer, BCPS, CPP

Ryan KammerClinical Specialty: Cardiology

Brief Rotation Description: The Acute Care Cardiology rotation consists of 4-6 weeks in the 24-bed cardiac ICU and step-down units. The clinical pharmacy specialist (CPS) is responsible for optimizing medication therapy and providing drug information to healthcare providers and patients. The CPS is the lead pharmacist on the cardiac team, consisting of clinical staff pharmacists and technicians. The CPS attends multiple service line meetings, leads the cardiac subcommittee of P&T, and assists with order set and policy development. Throughout the rotation, the resident will progressively take on the responsibilities of the preceptor (CPS). The preceptor will directly mentor the resident initially, and continue to facilitate learning as the resident progresses during the rotation.

Email: [email protected]

Evan Tatum, BCPS, CPP

Evan TatumPGY2 Critical Care Residency Coordinator
Clinical Specialty: Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery

Brief Rotation Description: Residents will provide coverage for the cardiovascular surgery intensive care unit and related step-down unit. Strong focus will be placed on advanced understanding of invasive hemodynamic monitoring techniques and various mechanical support options. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: optimizing medication therapy, pharmacokinetic monitoring, providing drug information and education to healthcare team, and assistance with order set and policy development within the service lines. Throughout the rotation, the preceptor will directly mentor the resident, and continue to facilitate learning as the resident develops autonomy.

Projects: Blood conservation strategies, multidisciplinary approach to development/implementation of an ECMO/durable VAD program, mechanical support for postcardiotomy shock, expanding patient education/pharmacist involvement in the open heart clinic

Email: [email protected]

Robert Crawford III, PharmD, BCIDP, AAHVIP

Robert Crawford III, PharmD, BCIDP, AAHVIPClinical Specialty: Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Stewardship

Brief Rotation Description: Residents will be able to continue developing expertise in the field of Infectious Diseases by completing antimicrobial stewardship activities at a tertiary care facility and multiple acute care centers within the Novant Health system. Residents will engage with multiple different kinds of providers, learn about different types of infections, tackle resistance patterns, and collaborate with multiple preceptors to help care for patients. Other opportunities include leading topic discussions, journal clubs, and medication reviews to improve communication skills and knowledge base.

Email: [email protected]

Amanda Teachey, PharmD

Amanda Teachey, PharmD Clinical Specialty: Emergency Medicine


Brief Rotation Description: The emergency medicine rotation consists of 4-6 weeks in the 84 bed emergency department at Forsyth Medical Center. During the rotation, residents will work with a multidisciplinary provider team, and will have the opportunity to respond to all medical emergencies including, but not limited to: strokes, STEMIs, cardiac arrests, and rapid sequence intubations. Residents will perform chart reviews in order to optimize medication therapy, assist with ED culture review, provide education to ED staff including nurses and providers, and answer drug information questions as needed. The preceptor will directly mentor the resident initially, and the resident will progressively gain the responsibilities of the preceptor throughout the rotation. By the end of the learning experience, the goal is for the resident to independently perform the duties of the clinical specialist.

Projects: Antidote Stocking Policy, ED Culture Review, Mass Casualty Preparation

Email: [email protected]