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Emergency Department Collaborative

The RWJBarnabas Health Pharmacy Enterprise Emergency Department Collaborative aims to promote safe and effective medication use in the Emergency Departments of RWJBarnabas Health.


Chair: Emergency Department Clinical Specialist, Clara Maass Medical Center
Co-Chair: Emergency Medicine Clinical Clinical Specialist, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Members: Corporate Assistant Vice President of Clinical Pharmacy Services, Director of Pharmacy Services, Emergency Department Pharmacy Specialists and Clinical Coordinator from Acute Care Service Line


The Emergency Department Collaborative shall meet quarterly or as otherwise deemed necessary by the chair.

How We Accomplish Our Goal

The Emergency Department Collaborative accomplishes their goals by ensuring high quality medication administration, promoting safe medication usage, enhancing education and research to allow for advancement of public health and educational programs to all levels of health care providers. The collaborative works with their local emergency medicine physicians, nurses and other healthcare processionals to align appropriate medication therapy with emergency medication initiatives and national quality indicators. They work to refine the electronic medication ordering system to facilitate appropriate prescribing in the emergency departments. They provide recommendations to the Clinical Pharmacy Council regarding management of shortages for emergency medications. They design, execute, and report emergency medicine quality improvement research.

Emergency Department Collaborative Membership