PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Sauk Rapids, MN
Pharmacy School/Graduation Year
University of Minnesota, 2013
PGY1 Residency Location
Medical ICU, Pediatric ICU at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Infectious Disease, Oncology, Surgical ICU, Residency Administration, Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Policy
PGY1 Residency Project
Evaluation of Clinical and Economic Outcomes with Intermittent versus Extended Infusion Meropenem
The purpose of this retrospective study is to evaluate clinical and economic outcomes in critically ill patients pre- and post-implementation of Froedtert’s extended infusion protocol. Traditionally, meropenem has been given intermittently over 30 minutes. More recently, research has suggested that extending the infusion time will increase time above MIC, therefore improving clinical outcomes while necessitating smaller doses. Outcomes of previous studies evaluating B-lactam antibiotics are conflicting with no clinical outcomes available for meropenem alone.
Why did you choose to pursue a residency?
I chose to pursue a residency to broaden my clinical skills in order to provide high quality, evidence-based care for patients. Residency training allows for exposure to a wide variety of experiences that will establish a solid foundation for my pharmacy career.
What attracted you to Froedtert’s pharmacy residency program?
I was looking for a large academic medical center, which would provide an emphasis on teaching. Froedtert Hospital is able to provide experience in a wide range of specialty areas. Personally, experience in critical care and a level 1 trauma center aligned closely with my professional goals.
Critical care, infectious disease and emergency medicine
Running, sports, traveling, and reading
What's your favorite thing to do in Milwaukee?
Being new to the Milwaukee area, I have enjoyed exploring a new city, attending Brewers games, spending time on the lakefront, and trying new restaurants. There is always something fun going on around town!