A survey of pharmacist participation in trauma resuscitation

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McDonald, Emily J.
Elliott, Lahna R.
Hale, LaDonna S.

McDonald, Emily J., Elliott, Lahna R. and LaDonna S. Hale (2009). A Survey of Pharmacist Participation in Trauma Resuscitation. In Proceedings: 5th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 50-51


Pharmacists are increasingly being used on hospital medical response teams. An estimated one in five US level I and II trauma centers offer pharmacy services during trauma resuscitation, however, these services are not well described in the literature. The purpose of this study was to gain insight into the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists participating in trauma resuscitation and the characteristics and implementation of this pharmacy service. A previous national survey of trauma directors identified 57 facilities that use pharmacists during trauma resuscitation. A new survey was mailed to the pharmacy department at each of these facilities. An online survey was offered to all initial non-responders. The results of this survey provided detailed descriptive data regarding pharmacist participation in trauma resuscitation. This information may serve as a resource for trauma centers considering expansion of pharmacy services into the trauma setting.

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Paper presented to the 5th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, May 1, 2009.
Research completed at the Department of Physician Assistant, College of Health Professions