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Description: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) courses have been developed by the American Heart Association. They emphasize the recognition and treatment of adult (over 10 years of age) cardiac dysrhythmias.

The course is intended for physicians, paramedics, nurses and respiratory therapists.

Course Objectives: The ACLS course is designed to teach participants to manage the first 10 minutes of a witnessed, adult, ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest. The participant must manage the patient alone for several minutes, performing basic CPR and automated defibrillation. The participant will also learn to direct members of a team to assist in resuscitation.

For more information, please contact Michele Kassel or the Training Center at 501-364-3246.

View useful links and resources for healthcare professionals. Literature searches are provided by the ACH Medical Library Staff. 

  • ACH Library Catalog: The UAMS Library Catalog, Koha, is also a catalog of the ACH Library collection of books, journals and videos as well as the UAMS holdings. Searches can be limited to show the ACH library titles.
  • UpToDate**: The database of reviews of published evidence with recommendations for patient care. Includes Lexi-Interact drug interactions analysis tool.
  • ACH eJournals and eBooks.Your ACH or UAMS login id and password will provide off-campus access to most ebooks and journals from the online portal.
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text: CINAHL Plus with full text, is the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature with over 770 full text E- journals.
  • The Cochrane Library: Systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy contains full text articles, as well as protocols.
  • Interlibrary Loan Service: ACH and UAMS Peds staff can order articles and books through UAMS library inter-library loan system, ILLiad, after registration.
  • PubMed: PubMed Medline indexes clinical literature from 1947 to present, with some full text journals.
  • NORD Rare Diseases Database: Pamphlets on genetic and rare diseases with links to national organizations and support groups. Access available on all ACH networked computers.
  • Google Scholar: Search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources on the web.
  • Rare Diseases Info Center: the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) helps people find information about genetic conditions and rare diseases. Contact GARD at 1-888-205-2311

The Arkansas Children's Simulation Education Center allows the simulation of both hospital and community environments to help healthcare professionals further their skills in a safe environment.

Description: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses have been developed by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. They emphasize early recognition of respiratory failure and/or shock and the prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest.

The course is intended for pediatricians, house staff, emergency physicians, family physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, paramedics and any others who may treat pediatric patients.

Course Objectives
: The PALS course is designed to provide the participant with: Information needed for recognizing the infant or child at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest. Information and strategies needed to prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in the pediatric patient. Cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary for resuscitation and stabilization of the pediatric patient in respiratory failure, shock or cardiopulmonary arrest.

For more information, please contact Michele Kassel or the Training Center at 501-364-3246.

UAMS College of Pharmacy PGY1 Residency Program

Pediatric Pharmacy PGY2 Residency Program

Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Number of Positions: 1
Estimated Salary: Competitive
Estimated Starting Date: July 1st


Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Program Purpose: PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

The PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program at Arkansas Children's Hospital provides a structured educational program within a pediatric institution; this program is meant to develop independent and confident clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care in a wide range of pediatric conditions. Residents who complete the PGY2 residency are prepared for advanced pediatric patient care, specialized positions, and national certification.

Core Rotations: 6 weeks duration unless otherwise specified

  • Orientation (2-4 weeks)
  • Cardiovascular ICU
  • Neonatal ICU 
  • Pediatric ICU 
  • General Pediatrics (4-6 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care (select one of the following sites; 4-6 weeks)
    • Bone Marrow Transplant
    • Kidney Transplant
    • Cardiology

Elective Rotations (Choose 4): 4 weeks duration unless otherwise specified

  • Cardiovascular ICU II (4-6 weeks)
  • Neonatal ICU II (4-6 weeks)
  • Pediatric ICU II (4-6 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Hematology/Oncology

Core Longitudinal Experiences: 12 months duration unless otherwise specified

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Longitudinal Heart Transplant (3-6 months)
  • Pharmacy Practice Management
  • Research
  • Teaching and Education
  • Pharmacy Staffing
    • 1 weekend per month
    • 2 evenings per month
    • 2 holidays per year, 1 major and 1 minor

Elective Longitudinal Experiences:

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Quality Improvement (3-6 months)
  • Pharmacogenomics (3-12 months)

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Precept pharmacy students and/or residents
  • Optional Teaching Certificate Program with UAMS College of Pharmacy
  • Design, conduct and present a research project
  • Optional Research Certificate Program with UAMS College of Pharmacy
  • Complete a medication use evaluation (MUE) or quality improvement audit
  • Prepare at least one monograph, treatment guideline or protocol completion

Fringe Benefits:

Full hospital employee benefits, including vacation and holidays, and professional travel to selected meetings

Application Process:

Applicants must possess a degree in pharmacy from an American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) accredited college and have successfully completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program. The applicant must also be eligible for licensure in the state of Arkansas.

Applicants must submit the following documents via PhORCAS by January 5th:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript from pharmacy school
  • Certificate of PGY1 completion

PGY2 applicants invited for an on-site interview are asked to give a 30-40 minute presentation.

PhORCAS Program Name: Arkansas Children’s Hospital

National Match Number: 639361

Arkansas Children’s Hospital PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program participates in the ASHP Match. Completed applications should be uploaded to PhORCAS and received by the application deadline. Arkansas Children’s Hospital is a drug free work environment, and employees are required to complete a pre-employment drug screening.

For all additional information regarding the application process, contact:

Mandy Baker, Pharm.D., BCPPS
Residency Program Director, PGY2
Pharmacy Clinical Manager
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Way, Slot 304
Little Rock, AR 72202

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