Dr. Mary Lynn McPherson: Palliative Care Pharmacist Extraordinaire


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#023 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she interviews pharmacist Dr. Mary Lynn McPherson, Professor and Executive Director of the Advanced Post-Graduate Education in Palliative Care in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland, Program Director of the Online Master of Science and Graduate Certificates in Palliative Care (also at University of Maryland), host of the Palliative Care Chat Podcast and author of the very well-known book Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations: A Guide for Effective Dosing. Lynn is a well-known speaker and a respected educator and was named as a 2018 Visionary in Hospice and Palliative Medicine by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Lynn discusses the role of the pharmacist on the interdisciplinary palliative care team, including the very important role of de-prescribing medications. She then offers a step-wise approach to the treatment of common symptoms such as nausea, constipation
(spoiler alert- we are using way too much zofran and docusate!), delirium and pain. Lastly, she answers some of Red's burning questions about tylenol, toradol, transdermal delivery systems and buprenorphine. Lynn is consistently one of the most most sought-after speakers at the AAHPM Annual Assembly and it is incredible to have the opportunity to learn from her!
To find a copy of Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations click here.
To listen to the Palliative Care Chat Podcast click here.
To learn more about the University of Maryland Online Master of Science and Graduate Certificates in Palliative Care click here.
To learn more about the surgical palliative care community, visit us on twitter @surgpallcare
To learn more about host Red Hoffman, visit her website www.redhoffmanmd.com.

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