Kathy Riley, PharmD
Residency Associated Title and Involvement
Adjunct Assistant Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacy Practice and Experiential Education
Undergraduate: Campbell University
School of Pharmacy: Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
The General Pediatrics Rotation at North Carolina’s Children’s Hospital is a one month learning experience which allows the learner to advance clinical practice skills in a 64 bed inpatient pediatric setting. The learner will become an integral part of General Pediatrics Teams A and B, independently participating in clinical rounds and supporting the medication-use process.
The learner is expected to design and implement age-appropriate pharmacotherapy plans, provide accurate and timely responses to pediatric drug information questions, collect and monitor patient specific information to assess the efficacy of drug therapy, review medication orders, respond to code blue emergencies, and demonstrate knowledge of pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy, and complications of disease states commonly seen within pediatric patients. The rotation affords the learner opportunities to develop clinical and presentation skills, pharmacokinetic management, and discharge counseling.