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Jennifer Barnes, PharmD, BCPPS

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Neonatal 2021
  • Country: U.S.A

Dr. Jennifer Barnes is the Neonatal Intensive Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC. She has over 10 years of experience within the field. Dr. Barnes received her bachelor’s degree at Virginia Tech and her Doctor of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia. She completed her pharmacy practice residency at Alamance Regional Medical Center- Cone Health. Dr. Barnes is board certified in pediatric pharmacotherapy. She is also an active member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA) and is currently serving as the neonatology committee chair. Dr. Barnes serves as a clinical assistant professor for pharmacy advanced practice rotations for University of North Carolina, University of South Carolina, Wingate University and High Point University. Her current research areas of interest include the role of diuretics in bronchopulmonary dysplasia treatment and antibiotic stewardship for late-onset sepsis amongst other topics.

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Starbucks for Babies? Caffeine Use in Neonates
Caffeine is one of the most prescribed medications within the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). This presentation will summarize the current understanding of caffeine therapy in neonates including the various indications. Caffeine is the medication of choice for apnea of prematurity (AOP) however it has been shown to be beneficial in several other disease states and conditions. Despite the widespread use of caffeine, there is not consensus on optimal dosing regimen or timing. We will review the supporting literature for the nuances of caffeine dosing regimens and schedules. While caffeine is generally considered a safe medication, we will also discuss potential side effects for monitoring. After this presentation, the audience will have a full picture of the pros and cons of this ubiquitous medication in our NICU population.
Accreditation, Main Category
Presentations: 12  |  Hours / CE Credits: 12.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Pharmacology in the NICU