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May 2018

“Perioperative Pregabalin & Ketamine as Multimodal Pain Management Strategies”

May 31 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

HealthTrust presents..."Perioperative Pregabalin & Ketamine as Multimodal Pain Management Strategies" The efficacy, safety and dosing of pregabalin and ketamine as components of a perioperative multimodal pain management strategy are not well defined. However, adjunctive drug therapy is of increasing interest in order to improve postoperative pain relief and decrease opioid consumption. This session will review the current practices for dosage of perioperative pregabalin and ketamine. The presenter will review minor and major surgical procedures which have utilized pregabalin or ketamine…

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June 2018

“Perinatal HIV Exposure: Antiretroviral Management”

June 1 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

HealthTrust presents…"Perinatal HIV Exposure: Antiretroviral Management" In 2010, the White House released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which set a goal to reduce newly diagnosed perinatally acquired HIV cases to 191 infants. With the introduction of universal prenatal HIV testing, antiretroviral prophylaxis, and other interventions, the incidence of transmission in the United States has dramatically decreased in recent years. This session will provide an overview of the current recommendations and literature supporting antiretroviral management in neonates and their mothers. Topics discussed…

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“Critical Care Pearls for the General Hospital Pharmacist: A Focus on Prophylactic Medications”

June 4 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

HealthTrust Presents..."Critical Care Pearls for the General Hospital Pharmacist: A Focus on Prophylactic Medications" Standardizing workflow by implementing checklists helps healthcare practitioners make sense of complex patients, as well as ensures that the simplest of steps is not overlooked. The ICU is notorious for containing patients with the highest degree of complexity in the hospital. In order to prevent errors, systematic checklists such as the “FAST HUG” were created, so that even a pharmacist without critical care experience may attend…

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“The Pros & Cons of Procalcitonin: Initiation, De-escalation & Discontinuation”

June 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

HealthTrust presents..."The Pros & Cons of Procalcitonin: Initiation, De-escalation & Discontinuation" As antimicrobial stewardship programs continue to gain strength within hospitals across the country, many organizations are investing in resources to support pharmacists in antimicrobial decision-making. One tool that has aided this decision-making is the procalcitonin marker. Because the body of literature regarding procalcitonin has grown substantially in the past 10 to 20 years, it is important to provide an update as to where the evidence stands. This session will…

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“Dealing With Delirium: The Pediatric Perspective”

June 19 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

HealthTrust presents...."Dealing With Delirium: The Pediatric Perspective" While pediatric delirium has been identified as a common occurrence in pediatric intensive care units, less than 30 percent of pediatric ICUs report routinely screening for delirium. In an effort to increase awareness regarding the incidence of pediatric delirium, the session will offer an overview of the signs and symptoms of delirium and explore various risk factors in patients suffering from acute illness. The presenter will also discuss the assessment tools currently available…

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July 2018

HealthTrust University Conference – Day 1

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Attendance at HTU is by invitation only 2 – 3 p.m. Member Education Sessions 3 – 3:30 p.m. Power Break 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Member Education Sessions 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Vendor Fair & Reception 8 – 11 p.m. Monday Night Kick-Off Party

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