St. Vincent Healthcare

PGY-1 Projects

The major project rotation provides the resident an opportunity to complete a research project from beginning to end. Residents will be responsible for every aspect of their projects from idea generation to manuscript completion. Completion of the project will require significant efforts in: literature review: study design, data collection, statistical evaluation, and manuscript development. Additionally, being responsible for and leading the project will test their leadership and management skills.

The Mountain States Conference provides a platform for residents and fellows to present their research each spring. This conference also offers residents and preceptors a forum to network with colleagues. Conference attendees will have opportunities to receive teaching and training advice from a nationally recognized speaker.

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Past Residents Projects

Taylor Brisben (2022) - Emergency department pharmacist impact on time to administration of heparin in patient’s presenting with DVT, PE, or ACS

Kayla Graf (2022) - Practice of intravenous to oral conversion of antibiotics and influence on length of hospital stay in a pediatric population: a retrospective study

Sam Kluesner (2021) - Risk factors for hypoglycemia in the postoperative phase of cardiac surgery

Richard Chung (2021) - Comparison of SIRS criteria and qSOFA in predicting in-hospital mortality and hospital length of stay in patients with community-acquired bacteremia

Ashton Beck (2020) - - A retrospective cohort study evaluating the newly initiated Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) guided order set in the emergency department

Michaela Bruner (2020) - Difference in health system costs with and without pharmacist led ambulatory care visits for chronic disease state management

Sarah Wheeler (2019) - A retrospective cohort study comparing activated partial thromboplastin time versus antifactor Xa therapeutic monitoring of unfractionated heparin

Forrest Murter (2019) - Ceftriaxone monotherapy versus ceftriaxone plus azithromycin for the treatment of community acquired pneumonia in inpatient, non-ci patients

Brady Conner (2018) - Improving USP <800> compliance in a community healthcare organization

Eugene Eldridge (2018) - Implementation of a risk-score-dependent antiemetic protocol to reduce post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in inpatient surgical patients

Clark Vowell (2017) - Diltiazem versus verapamil for the prevention of arterial spasms during transradial access for coronary procedures: a non-inferiority trial.

Riley Grubbs (2017) - Implementing computerized provider order entry for total parenteral nutrition in a neonatal care unit

Kristyn Gutowski (2016) - Pharmacist-led education: impact of managing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in ambulatory oncology patients

Hanna Delaney (2016) - Pharmacist impact in a patient-centered medical home (PCMH): average hemoglobin A1C and co-morbidity reduction in patients with type 2 diabetes

Christopher Gilstrap (2015) - Comparison of intravenous and oral acetaminophen in the management of postoperative pain following total knee or hip arthroplasty

Rachel Foster (2014) - Effect of pharmacist-led heart failure medication education and discharge reconciliation during inpatient stays on reducing readmissions and improving medication communication

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