Lauren Walter, PharmD
Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist – Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant
Residency Associated Title and Involvement
Undergraduate: University of Kentucky
School of Pharmacy: University of Kentucky
PGY1: Wake Forest Baptist Health/Brenner Children's Hospital
PGY2: Wake Forest Baptist Health/Brenner Children's Hospital
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant
The pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) is a flexed 20 bed trauma, critical care, ECMO and cardiac unit. This learning experience focuses on non-cardiac PICU patients. Residents will serve as an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team by providing comprehensive pharmaceutical care. The learner will be expected to demonstrate knowledge in pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy to design and implement age-appropriate therapy plans. They will also participate in verifying orders, monitoring pharmacokinetic regimens, documenting interventions, providing accurate and timely responses to drug information requests, educating patients, caregivers and other health-care professionals, as well as responding to rapid responses and code blue emergencies.
Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant
UNC Medical Center offers heart, islet cell, kidney, liver and lung transplants. This learning experience exposes residents to general principles of medication therapy management, immunosuppression, infection prophylaxis and treatment, education and discharge counseling, protocol development and adherence, as well as formulary triaging and management in pediatric patients. The learner will be expected to demonstrate knowledge in pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy to design and implement age-appropriate therapy plans. They will focus on improving clinical skills, communication, education and documentation.