PICU Satellite Pharmacy

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Opened in 1984 by Drs. Powell and Rajanna (Raj), the PICU Satellite Pharmacy at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital was the first-ever pediatric critical care satellite pharmacy in the region. Now as a 24/7 operation, it provides pediatric clinical pharmacy specialists to the patients and the PICU team. Being located in the PICU, clinical pharmacists are available for immediate face-to-face consultation regarding any medication-related issues – whether during weekdays, or nights, weekends and holidays.

They also respond to emergencies by preparing resuscitative medications at the patient’s bedside. Clinical pharmacists participate in daily multidisciplinary rounds and provide services including, but not limited to, medication dispensing, drug monitoring (pharmacokinetics), assistance with pain management, drug information, general clinical pharmacology, anticoagulation, assistance with antibiotic therapies, and management of sedative medications.

The PICU Satellite Pharmacy serves as a training center for pharmacy students (P-3 and P-4) and pharmacy residents (PGY-1 and PGY-2) and also provides nursing and physician education. Clinical pharmacists also participate in research projects. Current research interests include inhibition of TNFa secretion by ketamine; pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and dose range/response of conivaptan in critically ill pediatric patients; and development of a protocol for weaning sedative medications.

Full Time Staff

Clinical Pharmacists

  • Bess Flynn, Pharm.D., BCPS
  • Eddie Hankins, Pharm.D.
  • Cindy Hanson, Pharm.D.
  • Amanda Helton-Clark, Pharm.D.
  • Steve McCommon, Pharm.D.
  • Becky McGee, D.Ph.
  • Pamela Murray, Pharm.D.
  • Kerri Parks, Pharm.D.
  • Mark Rayburn, Pharm.D.
  • Jessica Rosson, Pharm.D., BCPS

Certified Pharmacy Technicians

  • Tameka Burts, CPhT
  • Barbara Davis, CPhT
  • Reshawn Grandberry, CPhT

Contact Us

Department of Pediatrics

Critical Care Division

LeBonheur Children's Hospital
Children's Foundation
Research Center
50 N Dunlap, 3rd Floor
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-287-6303