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Fairview Health Services
2450 Riverside Avenue
Fairview Health Services is a community-focused health care system providing a complete range of services, from prevention of illness and injury to care for the most complex medical conditions. Services are provided in many settings, including community c...
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"Translating pathways into electronic ...
"Translating pathways into electronic medical record order sets may be challenging, especially if requirements differ among payers," write chapter authors Pamela K. Phelps, PharmD, FASHP, Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and James M. Hoffman, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, Chief Patient Safety Officer at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.4
Pamela Phelps, ...
Pamela Phelps, Pharm.D.
Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services, Fairview Health Services
PAMELA PHELPS, PHARM.D., ...
PAMELA PHELPS, PHARM.D., FASHP, started down the path to becoming a book author and editor with a simple realization.
While at ASHP's 2007 Regional Delegate meeting in Chicago, she and a few colleagues were discussing the needs of their profession.
It dawned on me that a lot of people faced problems with infusion pumps," said Phelps, the director of clinical pharmacy services for Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis.
"I thought it would be an exciting challenge, so I said yes," Phelps
submitted a proposal to ASHP
, whose experts reviewed it.
After some revisions, the Society approved the proposal, offered Phelps
a contract, and set a timeline.
"I went into the project with a combination of trepidation and excitement," said Phelps
, "and I didn't really know what I was in for, how long it would take, or exactly what the process involved."
identified colleagues who were very familiar with smart infusion systems and perhaps in the midst of implementing the technology.
Ideally, they had already written on the topic.
"That was the hardest part," according to Phelps
"You have to choose contributors who know the topic well and who understand what it takes to do the job.
They also have to be very reliable and know that they have to meet deadlines."
Throughout the project, Phelps found ASHP's Special Publishing Group to be supportive and encouraging as its members walked her through unfamiliar territory.
Seeing the finished product, according to Phelps
, was "fulfilling, extremely exciting, and rewarding.
, like all Special Publishing authors, will earn a percentage on each book sold.
ASHP's new book, Smart Infusion Pumps: ...
ASHP's new book, Smart Infusion Pumps: Implementation, Management, and Drug Libraries, by Pamela K. Phelps, Pharm.D., FASHP, is the first book devoted to the use of intelligent infusion devices.
Pamela K. Phelps, Pharm.D., FASHP
Pamela Phelps Pharm.D., FASHP, is director of clinical pharmacy services for Fairview Health Services, including the University of Minnesota Medical Center.
Phelps is program director of Fairview's ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice residency program.
She is a past-president, secretary and board member of the Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists, as well as a past member of the ASHP Council for Educational Affairs.
Phelps is chair of the University Health System Consortium Research and Education Committee and on the Executive Pharmacy Board for the University Health System Consortium.
practice and research interests include pharmacy management, practice model development and residency training.
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Pamela Phelps, Past PresidentDirector, Clinical Pharmacy ServicesFairview Health Services