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PV Card: Emergency Drug Cards for Adults and Children


MedicationSyringeDrawRob Bryant, MD (@RobJBryant13), Amie Hatch, PharmD, BCPS (@Amie_EMPharmD), and Jeremy Bair, PharmD (@bairpharm) from Intermountain Healthcare in Utah have created and adopted a fantastic medication reference card which is used by physicians and nurses in the Emergency Department. The medications were chosen because they are often prone to dosing errors and require time-sensitive ordering. They generously offered to share this incredibly compact resource for free to the Emergency Medicine community as a PV card. If you see them, give them a high-five.

The card has a double-sided trifold design, with categories including intubation, sedation, vasopressors, and toxicology. There is an adult and a pediatric side to help in those ever stressful sick patient encounters.

Thanks also to ALiEM experts Zlatan Coralic, PharmD (@ZEDPharm) and Bryan Hayes, PharmD (@PharmERToxGuy) for their intensive, pre-publication, expert-peer review of the resource card, which underwent several revisions before final publication.

PV Card: Emergency Drug Cards for Adults and Children

Go to the ALiEM Cards site for more resources.

Michelle Lin, MD
ALiEM Editor-in-Chief
Academy Endowed Chair of EM Education
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Michelle Lin, MD
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  • Nadia Awad

    This is absolutely amazing. Big thanks to those who created and reviewed this comprehensive drug reference. Virtual high five to all. Will definitely be sharing with our EM physicians. FOAMed FTW.

    • Michelle

      Thanks for your support! Before FOAMed, this would have NEVER been possible. A virtual collaborative project lead by one team and peer reviewed by 2 others from different U.S. time zones in an accelerated timeline? Get. Out.

      I can’t take credit for the incredible content and am just glad to participate by sharing a platform with them to disseminate this amazing resource.

  • njoshi8

    Fantastic resource for anyone training, in prehospital, in critical care. Amazing!!

  • Matt Silvers

    Wow! Thank you so much for sharing. Will print this out adapt this list for our medication boxes for the field.

  • Natalie Desouza

    This is a fantastic resource, thank you everyone who put this together

  • Atul Dhital

    great work – will make us of this great work in my day to day work

  • Muazzum Aman

    Thanks, fantastic stuff