General Hospital/Acute Care Rotation - Saint Luke's South Hospital APPE

Saint Luke's South Hospital, a 115-bed acute care hospital in Overland Park, Kansas, provides a variety of care practices including cardiac, oncology, and onsite chemotherapy infusion center. The facility has earned Center of Excellence designations for orthopedic/joint surgery, bariatric surgery, and stroke/AMI.

Potential Topics/Activities

The inpatient pharmacy is decentralized with a pharmacist assigned to each floor. Pharmacy students will participate in:

  • Critical care rounding
  • Daily patient clinical monitoring
  • Dosing and monitoring of Warfarin, Vancomycin, and aminoglycosides
  • Utilize various CDTM agreements for standardization of care
  • Introduction to IV preparation and sterility testing
  • Management and processes involving medication inventory
  • Hospital management and committee meetings
  • Various shadowing opportunities
  • Minimum of two presentations to staff and/or public
  • Provide anticoagulation education to patients
  • Act as a drug information resource for the health care team
  • Adverse drug reaction (ADR) reporting
  • Various daily learning activities and projects as they arise



Matt Harting, PharmD
  • School of pharmacy: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy
  • Residency training: Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Tamara Kemplay, PharmD, BCPS
  • School of pharmacy: Kansas University School of Pharmacy
  • Residency training: Kansas City VA Medical Center
  • Health system, hospital, pharmacy, and residency committee involvement: System Pharmacy Education Team, CSI Coordinator at Saint Luke's South Hospital