EJF President Gives Keynote for the TSHP Neonatal & Pediatrics Pharmacy Symposium in Houston, Texas
I spent this past weekend in Houston, Texas, where I had been invited to give the Keynote for the TSHP Neonatal & Pediatrics Pharmacy Symposium. This particular speaking engagement really meant a lot to me on more of a personal level. The reason I say this, is primarily due to the fact that adverse drug events and medication errors are of particular concern with babies & children, simply because of things like weight based dosing, etc.. In addition, as a patient safety & clinician/caregiver advocate, I began my very unconventional career, over a decade ago, by focusing my initial efforts on affecting positive change and improving medication safety for the tiniest patient population! It always amazes me, that we now have some of these little miracles coming into this world weighing only 250 grams, and if everything goes correctly, by the grace of God, they go on to live full, handicap free lives!! It was truly a privilege to be able to spend time with so many top-notch pharmacists & pharmacy technicians who share my same passion for medication safety and stopping tragedies BEFORE they happen!