Jenna Bognaski Kaplan, PharmD
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Associated Title and Involvement
Adjunct Clinical Preceptor
Undergraduate: SUNY University at Buffalo
School of Pharmacy: University of Michigan
PGY1: Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Pediatric Oncology (Inpatient)
The inpatient pediatric hematology and oncology team is a multidisciplinary team made up of medical residents, fellows, nurse practitioners, a pharmacist, hematologists & oncologists, dietitians, care managers, and social workers. Oncology patients are admitted to this service to receive scheduled chemotherapy or to manage complications associated with their treatment or disease state. Hematology patients admitted to the service can range from patients with hemophilia who are admitted to manage an acute bleed to patients with sickle cell disease who are admitted for a pain crisis.
The focus of the rotation will be on oncologic disease states unless the learner has a specific interest in benign hematology. Common disease states encountered include ALL, AML, osteosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, & neuroblastoma. The learner will also encounter a variety of infectious disease and supportive care related topics, including chemotherapy-induced nausea & vomiting, tumor lysis syndrome, febrile neutropenia, total parenteral nutrition, and pain management. The learner will perform comprehensive admission medication reconciliations, assess the appropriateness of drug therapies, develop therapeutic plans to optimize treatment and supportive care regimens, participate in patient care rounds, respond to drug information questions, educate patients and families, and assist in discharge coordination.