by Nicole Hackett, Student Public Relations Writer
Dr. David Peters, assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Cedarville University, has been accepted into the highly competitive American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Critical Care Traineeship.
The ASHP seeks to expand the role of pharmacists in health care. ASHP does so with programs designed to increase a pharmacist’s clinical skills while also achieving higher patient accountability.
The traineeship is led by national thought leaders in critical care pharmacy who have promoted patient safety and efficient use of medication at their institutions. During the traineeship, the 10 pharmacists accepted will train alongside these leaders to gain a higher understanding of complex critical care issues and to understand the best way to utilize pharmacy in a large and complicated health system.
“I am very pleased with Dr. Peters' acceptance into this program,” expressed Dr. Marc Sweeney, dean of Cedarville’s school of pharmacy and professor of pharmacy practice. “Dr. Peters is an exceptional faculty member and clinical practitioner and this further validates the high-quality faculty coming to our program.”
The first four months of the traineeship will include distance education such as webinars. During this time, Peters will be expected to write up clinical cases about different clinical topics and problems that will be submitted and reviewed with experts.
After successfully completing the distance education portion of the program, Peters will spend two weeks at a large academic health center with its critical care staff and faculty.
After the traineeship, Peters will bring his hands-on experience to topics throughout the pharmacy curriculum and to the critical care elective he teaches at Cedarville. Peters is also a clinical track faculty member, meaning he currently practices as a pharmacist while teaching full time at Cedarville.
Peters works in conjunction with a neurocritical care clinical team at Miami Valley Hospital. The clinical skills Peters learns during the traineeship will be directly applied to his work at Miami Valley Hospital as well.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,193 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.