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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHRM 701 - Internal Medicine APPE

Prerequisites, PHRM 555 , PHRM 558 , PHRM 561 , PHRM 579 , PHRM 584 , PHRM 691 , doctor of pharmacy major. This is a six-week advanced practice pharmacy experience based in a hospital practice setting with an emphasis on the medical management of disease states in adult patients, rational medication therapy and patient monitoring. Internal medicine focus areas may include stroke, acute organ failure, acute/serious infections, trauma, clotting disorders, asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute coronary syndromes, hypertension, and diabetes. Under the guidance of an experiential educator, student pharmacists will generally advance knowledge and skills applicable to providing direct patient-care in this practice setting including but not limited to: rounding with a healthcare team; obtaining patient histories; applying disease state knowledge to evaluate therapeutic options for a given diagnosis/condition; recommending therapy monitoring strategies for desired outcomes and/or adverse effects; performing medication reconciliation activities for patients admitted or transferred; identifying problems requiring therapeutic interventions and solving them; considerations for appropriate use of antibiotics, nutritional support, acute pain management, intravenous hydration, anticoagulation and therapeutic drug monitoring for hospitalized patients; assessment of patient’s acid-base and renal function status, interpretation of laboratory values; and, responding to drug information questions posed by other healthcare professionals. The course content/experience will vary by site and will be altered to accommodate a student pharmacists’ previous experiences and/or highlight an educator’s area of expertise. P/NP. (Offered every year.) 6 credits