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Carmen D. Echols, PharmD, BCPPS


Title

Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, Inpatient Pediatric Pulmonary and Inpatient Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant

Residency Associated Title and Involvement

PGY2 Pediatric Residency, PGY2 Pediatric-Focused Oncology Residency, PGY1 Acute Care, PGY1 Pharmacotherapy

Education

Undergraduate: University of Georgia

School of Pharmacy: Mercer University School of Pharmacy

PGY1: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Rotation Title

Pediatric Pulmonary and Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy 

Rotation Description:

The Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy rotation allows resident to become an integral part of the medical team. Residents will be involved in the care of pediatric patients receiving autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplants and cellular therapy, including patients enrolled in clinical trials. Residents will be exposed to various pediatric hematology/oncology conditions including, but not limited to: AML, ALL, neuroblastoma, sickle cell disease, and severe aplastic anemia. There will be a strong focus on transitions of care, with providing and coordinating care for patients before admission and at discharge. The learner will demonstrate knowledge of pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy, and complications of stem cell transplant, including graft versus host disease and infections. The resident will provide education to patients, caregivers, nursing staff, and medical team. The resident will be a part of a multidisciplinary team that includes an attending, fellow, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, dietitian, medical students, pharmacy students, and bedside nurses.


The Pediatric Pulmonology rotation allows the resident to become an integral member of a pediatric teaching service. Residents will be involved in the care of pediatric patients with various pulmonary disease states including, but not limited to: Cystic Fibrosis, pneumonia, tracheostomy, asthma, vaping related injuries, and lung transplant. There is a strong focus on transitions of care – providing discharge education and coordinating care with our outpatient pharmacies and clinic pharmacists. The learner will demonstrate knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy of various pediatric disease states. This service often includes patients with multiple chronic disease states that go beyond the care of just the pulmonary system. The resident will provide education to patients, caregivers, nursing staff, and medical team. The resident will be a part of a multidisciplinary team that includes an attending, fellow, upper level resident, intern, nurse coordinator, pharmacist, dietitian, respiratory therapist, medical students, pharmacy students, and bedside nurses.

For more information contact:

Kamakshi Rao

Kamakshi Rao, PharmD, BCOP, CPP, FASHP
Assistant Director for Education, Research, and Practice Training