Carmen D. Echols, PharmD
Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, Inpatient Pediatric Pulmonary and Inpatient Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant
Residency Associated Title and Involvement
PGY2 Pediatric Residency, PGY1 Pharmacotherapy
Undergraduate: University of Georgia
School of Pharmacy: Mercer University School of Pharmacy
PGY1: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
The Pediatric Pulmonology rotation at North Carolinaâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Hospital is a one month learning experience that will allow the resident to advance clinical practice skills in an inpatient pediatric setting. The PGY2 resident will become an integral part of the Pediatric Pulmonary (Blue) team, independently participating in clinical rounds and supporting the medication-use process. The resident 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, verify 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 resident opportunities to develop clinical and presentation skills, pharmacokinetic management, and discharge counseling.