TITLE

Effect of an educational initiative on physicians' use of weight-based fosphenytoin loading doses in the emergency department

AUTHOR(S)
Miller, April D.; Schmiesing, Carrie Wylie; Kohn, Joseph
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;1/1/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the effect of targeted physician education on the use of recommended weight-based fosphenytoin loading doses in the U.S. emergency department (ED). The statement of the American Society of Health- System Pharmacists on pharmacy services to ED recommends hospital pharmacy departments to provide ED with the pharmacy services necessary for safe and effective patient care. It notes that this intervention demonstrates the improved use of optimal doses.
ACCESSION #
47426325

 

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