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Crit Care Med. 2006 Mar;34(3 Suppl):S46-51.

The critical care clinical pharmacist: evolution of an essential team member.

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (EH), Baltimore, MD, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To review the history, training requirements, contributions to patient care outcomes, and workforce issues of critical care pharmacists.

DATA SOURCE AND SELECTION:

Literature obtained through Medline search with manual cross-referencing.

DATA EXTRACTION AND SYNTHESIS:

Original and selected review articles and guideline documents were reviewed for references to critical care pharmacists and their role on the multiprofessional critical care team.

CONCLUSIONS:

Critical care pharmacists are recognized as essential members of the critical care team as a result of contributions to medication safety, improved patient outcomes, and reduced drug costs and as a source of drug information and provider of education. A growing number of pharmacists practice in critical care. Additional opportunities exist and can be met if an adequate supply of trained specialists can be developed.

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