Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology Section

Guidelines for Governance

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Fostered by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology (CPP) Section exists to further the education and promote the interest of Society members who have special interest and maintain activity in clinical pharmacy and pharmacology. The section informs and advises the Society on matters pertaining to clinical pharmacy and pharmacology and the practice of multiprofessional critical care, and works to foster the interest of pharmacists and clinical pharmacologists in critical care. In addition, the section encourages and supports research practices and teachings in clinical pharmacy and pharmacology as they relate to critical care.

Section Activities
Mentor and Mentee Program
This program, maintained by the Membership Committee of the CPP Section, is open to all members of the section. The program seeks to provide critical care pharmacists with guidance in their professional growth through interactions that foster excellence in clinical practice, research, teaching, and SCCM/CPP involvement.
Visiting Clinical Professor (VCP) Program
This program, maintained by the Program Committee of the CPP Section, is open to all members of the section. Current members may apply on behalf of their medical center or university. The VCP Program seeks to advance critical care pharmacy practice and teaching.
Research Assistance
A number of programs geared towards facilitating and/or assisting with research projects are provided through the Research Committee of the CPP Section. One such service provides peer pre-review for CPP members' manuscripts prior to journal submission.
Journal Club
This program, maintained by the Education Committee of the CPP Section, is open to all members of the section. To participate in the monthly journal club sessions, simply subscribe to receive journal club announcements in the MySCCM iRoom and the web link for each session will be automatically forwarded as it is posted. You can also view recordings of previous sessions in the journal club folder.
Journal Club Evaluation and CE

Literature Updates
This program, maintained by the Research Committee of the CPP Section, is open to all members of the section. Retrieve monthly literature reviews through the MySCCM iRoom in the literature review folder.
Getting Involved
The CPP Section has numerous committees that are active in supporting the programs and vision of the Society. Members who are looking to become involved with the section are encouraged to view the committee charges and sign up for the committee of their choice. This can be done by either contacting the appropriate committee chair or the CPP Section Chair. 
CPP Section Newsletters
The full archive of CPP Section Newsletter can be accessed in the Pharmacology Knowledge Line at in the Articles and Research section.

 Section Officers

Amy L. Dzierba, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York, USA
Term: 2017 - 2018
Tyree H. Kiser, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FCCM
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado, USA
Term: 2017 – 2018
Seth R. Bauer, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Term: 2017 - 2018
Russel J. Roberts, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Term: 2017 – 2018
Members at-Large:
Erin Frazee, PharmD, RPh
Mayo Clinic - Saint Mary's Hospital
Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Term: 2015 - 2018
Jeffrey P. Gonzales, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Term: 2016 - 2019
Joanna L. Stollings, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM
Vandervbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Term: 2017- 2020
SCCM Council:
Sandra L. Kane-Gill, PharmD, FCCM
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

 eCommunity News

Latest eCommunity News

Beta Blocker and Calcium Channel Blocker Toxicity

Join Team CPP!

CPP Congress Buddy Program - Deadline Jan 12

New Pilot Podcast - Mini-Interview with Dr. Ishaq Lat

List Digest, Dec 29, 2017

List Digest, Dec 18, 2017

Seeking volunteers for Congress summaries!

December 2017 CCPLU

CPP Section Newletter: December 2017

CPP Congress Buddy Program

Multidisciplinary rounding in open ICUs

CPP Section Travel Grant Receipient - What impact has their research had since Congress

CPP Section Innovations in Patient and Medication Safety Award Recipient - What impact has their research had since Congress

CPP Section Patient Safety Young Pharmacist Investigator Award Recipient – What impact has their research had since Congress

Volunteers needed for SCCM booth at Midyear!

Cardioplegia bags and mannitol shortage

November 2017 SCCM CCPLU

ISMP Affiliate

CPP Newsletter - October 2017

October 2017 CCPLU

2018 Recruitment Exchange

Visiting Clinical Professor Program

August 2017 CCPLU

Shivering Protocol in EMR

July 2017 CPP Newsletter

List Digest, Jul 13, 2017


2017 Chicagoland Critical Care Conference

Rocuronium shortage

FCCS opportunity for military pharmacists

June 2017 CCPLU


Discovery Approved Research Study -- Call for Site Participation

Opportunities for SCCM involvement outside of CPP - approaching May 1st deadline!

April 2017 CPP Newsletter

Discovery - Call for Research Proposals

SCCM CPP Call for 2017-2018 Journal Club Presenter and Moderators

Arterial Line fluids

Assistance: Drug Leveling - ICU, PCU, and Med/Surg (also Cross-posted in ACCP Critical Care PRN list

3% hypertonic saline through peripheral IV

List Digest, Mar 27, 2017

[CPP.Sectionsccm.lists] hypertonic saline stored in the ICU?

Carnexiv (IV carbamazepine) use for patients on oxcarbazepine or eslicarbazepine

List Digest, Feb 28, 2017

hypertonic saline stored in the ICU?

[CPP.Sectionsccm.lists] Summaries from SCCM

Summaries from SCCM

SCCM CPP Section Involvement

Methadone use in the ICU

CPP Congress Activities on Tu 1/24


 CPP Newsletters


​Click on the date below to view the newsletter.

December 2017
October - Pediatric Plastic Bronchitis: Approaches to Treatment
July - Looking Beyond First-line Agents for the Acute Treatment of Migraine
April - Role of Vasopressin in Septic Shock

April - Use of Ketamine for Sedation and Pain Management in the Intensive Care Unit
July - Alternative Treatments of Status Epilepticus
October - Scratching the Surface: Infection Prophylaxis Practices for Intracranial Devices
December - Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in the Critically Ill: Focus on High-Risk Patients

April - Levetiracetam in Traumatic Brain Injury
July - Corticosteroids as Adjunctive Treatment in Patients with Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia
October - Systemic Corticosteroids for Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
December - Tenecteplase for Thrombolysis in Pulmonary Embolism

April - Probiotics for the Treatment and Prevention of Clostridium difficile Infection
July - Inhaled Epoprostenol for Salvage Therapy in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
October - Summary of the Reversal Options for the Novel Oral Anticoagulants in Life Threatening Bleeding
December -  Use of a Loading Dose of Levetiracetam or Not?

April - Vitamin D Deficiency in Adult Critically Ill Patients
July - Breaking Barriers: Antimicrobial Administration Strategies in Central Nervous System Infections
October - Post-intensive Care Unit Follow-up Clinics: The Role of the Pharmacist
December - Dexmedetomidine for Acute Alcohol Withdrawal

April - Mannitol versus Hypertonic Saline for Management of Elevated Intracranial Pressure
July - Uses of Intravenous N-acetylcysteine Outside of Acetaminophen Overdose
October - Risky Business: Can Fondaparinux Be Safety Used in Patients with Renal Impairment?
December - Sleep Enhancement in the Intensive Care Unit​​