Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology Section

Guidelines for Governance

SCCM Connect
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Fostered by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology (CPP) Section exists to promote the interest of SCCM members active 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
Each month, the Society of Critical Care Medicine hosts a Journal Club webcast featuring pharmacy topics. Journal Club webcasts are held on the third Friday of each month. A complimentary session is held as well as a session that offers 1 continuing education credit for a $15 registration fee. 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 SCCM Connect.
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


Tyree H. Kiser, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FCCM
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado, USA
Term: 2018 – 2019
Seth R. Bauer, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Term: 2018 - 2019
Erin Frazee Barreto, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS, MS, FCCM
Mayo Clinic - Saint Mary's Hospital
Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Term: 2018 - 2019

Amy L. Dzierba, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York, USA
Term: 2018 - 2019
 Members at-Large:

Karen Berger, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
New York, New York, USA
Term: 2018 - 2021​
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

 CPP Newsletters


​Click on the date below to view the newsletter.

April 2018 - Blood Pressure Variability in the Management of Hypertensive Emergency

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​​