Traditionally, hospital pharmacists have not played a large role in the Advanced Cardiac Life
Support team. However, this is changing around the country, as pharmacists take up a variety of
ACLS duties, including team leadership.
This video examines the current position of hospital pharmacists in ACLS, their growing
responsibilities, and the opportunities for and barriers to the expansion of that role in the future.
The program also examines the most recently published American Heart Association ACLS
guidelines, highlighting new and devloping drug therapies in considerable detail.
The program features interviews with 5 thought leaders in ACLS:
Vinay Nadkarni, MD, Chairman of the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee, American Heart
Association; Pritesh Gandhi, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor of Clincial Pharmacy,
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy; James E. Tisdale, PharmD, BCPS, Department of Pharmacy
Services, Henry Ford Hospital; Kerry Pickworth, PharmD, Specialty Practice Pharmacist, Cardiology,
Ohio State University Medical Center; Cynthia Sanoski, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Clinical
Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
Total Running Time: 23 minutes . Expiration Date: 5/1/04
Produced by Davids Productions, Inc., Montville, NJ.