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Pediatric Collaborative

The RWJBarnabas Health Pharmacy Enterprise Pediatric Collaborative aims to standardize, enhance and
support pediatric pharmacy practice across the health system.

Our Goal

To promote safe and effective medication use for every pediatric patient treated in the RWJBarnabas Health


Chair: Administrative Director, Inpatient Clinical Operations, Children’s Specialized Hospital
Members: Corporate Assistant Vice President of Clinical Pharmacy Services, Administrative Clinical Leadership from the Acute Care Service Line, Pediatric Pharmacy Specialists from the Acute Care Service Line, and Clinical Pharmacy Specialists from the Acute Care Service Line


The Pharmacy Pediatric Collaborative shall meet quarterly or as otherwise deemed necessary by the Chair.

How We Accomplish Our Goal

The Pharmacy Pediatric Collaborative accomplishes the mission by sharing the expertise of pediatric pharmacy specialists through the development of guidelines, protocols and educational materials for all sites in the system. The pediatric collaborative works with pediatric leadership, local pediatric departments, and other healthcare
professionals to ensure that medication use is evidence-based and aligned with national quality indicators. They work to optimize the electronic medication ordering system to facilitate appropriate prescribing, preparation,
dispensing, and administration of medications to pediatric patients across the health system. They serve as the pediatric pharmacotherapy subject matter experts by providing recommendations to a variety of pharmacy and multidisciplinary committees at both the system and local level, and advocate for the recognition of the
patient-specific needs of the pediatric population. The Pediatric Collaborative is a subcommittee of the Clinical
Pharmacy Council. They provide communication surround medication shortages aimed to guide care and support the pediatric service line.

Pediatric Collaborative Membership