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Critical Care Collaborative

The RWJBarnabas Health Pharmacy Enterprise Critical Care Pharmacy Collaborative is responsible for ensuring the continuum of care for critically ill patients throughout our network. The collaborative consists of Critical Care pharmacy specialists who take pride in enhancing medication management including the standardization of order sets, implementing best practices and formulary considerations as a means to promote medication safety and quality patient care. In addition to medication management and clinical expertise, the collaborative takes special interest in promoting student and resident education. Members of this collaborative are experienced in clinical research and generate numerous publications and professional presentations each year.


Chair: Critical Care Clinical Specialist, RWJ Hamilton, Clinical Professor and Clinical Director, Simulation, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Co-chair: Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Jersey City Medical Center
Members: Corporate Assistant Vice President of Integrated Pharmacy Services, Critical Care Clinical Specialists, PGY2 Critical Care Residents


The Critical Care Pharmacy Collaborative meets monthly.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as subject matter experts in Critical Care pharmacotherapy by providing recommendations to a variety of pharmacy and multidisciplinary committees at both the system and local levels.
  • Standardize best practices in relation to management of critically ill patients across the enterprise.
  • Assist in order set creation and review based on best evidence for our electronic health record.
  • Review and make recommendations for policies and procedures relating to critical care across the enterprise.
  • Provides recommendations to the Clinical Pharmacy Council and Sterile Products Collaborative regarding optimization of practice.
  • Develop and execute research and quality improvement projects.
  • Promote and share educational opportunities for pharmacy residents, students and pharmacists across the enterprise.

Critical Care Collaborative Membership