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The Great Eight Residents' Showcase

  • 06/18/2019
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-04:00)
  • The Hospital of Central Connecticut 100 Grand Street New Britain, CT


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The Great Eight Resident's Showcase
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
hosted by
The Hospital of Central Connecticut
100 Grand St., New Britain, CT 06050

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy networking and a light supper followed by the program beginning at 5:45

The Great Eight is an opportunity for CSHP's Resident members to present their research in front of clinical pharmacists and pharmacy administrators who are interested in the work that they have completed. The Great Eight was introduced in 2012 to spotlight the work of CSHP's Resident members. Potential speakers submit abstracts that are judged using an objective rubric.

The following eight members will  present their research in 12-minute platform presentations.Three final winners will be selected to have their research featured in the CSHP "News Brief" and on the CSHP website.

1, Anastasia Bilinskaya, PharmD, Hartford Hospital "Evaluation of urine drug screens in the emergency department"
2. Jamie Blanck, PharmD, St. Francis Hospital "Immunotherapy in patients with preexisting autoimmune disorder or endocrinopathy"
3. Jasmine Chen, PharmD, Hartford Hospital "Prehospital use of ketamine versus midazolam for sedation in acute agitation"
4. Minh Do, PharmD, Backus Hospital "Comparing rates of acute kidney injury in two empiric antimicrobial regimens"
5. Jack McCormick, PharmD, Yale New-Haven Hospital "Evaluating the Impact of Antibiotic Prophylaxis on the Microbiology and Incidence of Ventriculitis in Patients with External Ventricular Drains"
6. Robyn Riggott, PharmD, Hartford Hospital "Evaluation of Procalcitonin (PCT) in the Management of Influenza-Positive Patients Admitted from the Emergency Department (ED)"
7. Kasia Sasiela, PharmD, Hospital of Central CT "Impact of dexmedetomidine use on hospital length of stay and benzodiazepine requirements in patients treated for alcohol withdrawal"
8. Sunish Shah, PharmD, Yale New-Haven Hospital "Clinical Outcomes of Oseltamivir versus Baloxavir in Patients Hospitalized with Influenza A"

Please register by Friday, June 14th
Complimentary registration for current members and Hospital of Central CT pharmacy staff.
$25 for non-members (payment must be received by June 17th)
Free parking in the hospital garage adjacent to the front door

2 live credit hour (2 CEU for both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians) approved by the Connecticut Pharmacists Association which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Learning Objectives for Pharmacists and Technicians
  1. Describe strategies to reduce unnecessary laboratory testing among hospitalized patients
  2. Describe the potential risks associated with immunotherapy agents used for cancer treatment in patients with preexisting autoimmune disease or endocrinopathy
  3. Compare the efficacy of intramuscular ketamine versus midazolam when used as a sedating agent to control acute agitation
  4. Recognize emerging evidence for increased renal toxicity of certain antimicrobial combinations
  5. Describe the incidence of EVD related ventriculitis and causative organisms in patients receiving antibiotic prophylaxis
  6. Evaluate the role of procalcitonin to guide antimicrobial therapy in patients with influenza
  7. Compare benzodiazepine requirements and hospital length of stay between patients who receive dexmedetomidine in combination with benzodiazepines for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) versus benzodiazepines alone
  8. Evaluate the role of baloxavir for the treatment of influenza A in hospitalized patients

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