Kaitlin M Alexander

Kaitlin M Alexander, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Associate Professor

Department: Pharmacy Education and Practice
Business Phone: (352) 294-5276

About Kaitlin M Alexander

Kaitlin Alexander, Pharm.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Education and Practice. Dr. Alexander joined the University of Florida faculty in May 2021 and maintains a clinical practice in the trauma intensive care unit at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.

Dr. Alexander graduated from the University of Florida with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2012. She then completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at West Virginia University Healthcare, followed by a PGY-2 Residency specializing in critical care at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Prior to her appointment at the University of Florida, she was an Associate Clinical Professor at the Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy from 2014-2021.

Dr. Alexander is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). Her professional interests, include: the management of pain, agitation and delirium in the ICU, infectious diseases, optimization of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis, and trauma & acute care surgery critical care management.

Accomplishments

AI Teaching Integration Award
2024 · University of Florida
Outstanding Publication in Teaching Innovation
2024 · University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Presidential Citation
2024 · SCCM
Presidential Citation
2023 · Society of Critical Care Medicine
Teaching Service Award
2023 · University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Teaching Team Year 3 Award
2023 · University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Presidential Citation
2022 · Society of Critical Care Medicine
Teaching Service Award
2022 · University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Presidential Citation
2021 · Society of Critical Care Medicine
Preceptor of Excellence
2020 · Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy
Presidential Citation
2019 · Society of Critical Care Medicine

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2021
PHA5519 Advanced Topics in Anticoagulation Pharmacotherapy
2022
PHA5789C Patient Care 7
2022-2025
PHA5876C Pt Care 8 Complex Pts
2022-2025
PHA5607 Crit Care Pharmacy
2022-2023
PHA5727 Prin Sys Based Prac
2023-2025
PHA5784C Pt Care 4: GI and Renal

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0003-4709-4019

Areas of Interest
  • Critical Care Management
  • Infectious diseases
  • Pain Management
  • Venous Thromboembolism

Publications

2024
An Appraisal of Pharmacotherapy-Pertinent Literature Published in 2021 and 2022 for Clinicians Caring for Patients With Thermal or Inhalation Injury.
Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 45(3):614-624 [DOI] 10.1093/jbcr/irae012. [PMID] 38285011.
2024
Multicenter study evaluating target attainment of anti‚ÄźFactor Xa levels using various enoxaparin prophylactic dosing practices in adult trauma patients
Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy. 44(3):258-267 [DOI] 10.1002/phar.2904.
2023
1272: VTE PROPHYLAXIS PRACTICES IN TBI PATIENTS ADMITTED TO THE NEUROSCIENCES VERSUS TRAUMA ICU
Critical Care Medicine. 51(1):635-635 [DOI] 10.1097/01.ccm.0000910824.88394.aa.
2023
482: ROLE OF PNEUMONIA PCR PANEL ON METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS COVERAGE IN A TRAUMA ICU
Critical Care Medicine. 51(1):228-228 [DOI] 10.1097/01.ccm.0000907656.42024.72.
2023
821: A SURVEY OF CRITICAL CARE PHARMACISTS ON PROPHYLACTIC ENOXAPARIN DOSING PRACTICES IN TRAUMA PATIENTS
Critical Care Medicine. 51(1):402-402 [DOI] 10.1097/01.ccm.0000909012.74199.ff.
2023
A survey of critical care pharmacists on venous thromboembolism prophylaxis dosing practices with enoxaparin in adult trauma patients
JACCP: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CLINICAL PHARMACY. [DOI] 10.1002/jac5.1758.
2023
Beta-lactam target attainment and associated outcomes in patients with bloodstream infections.
International journal of antimicrobial agents. 61(3) [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2023.106727. [PMID] 36646230.
2023
Cefepime Daily Exposure and the Associated Impact on the Change in Sequential Organ Failure Assessment Scores and Vasopressors Requirement in Critically Ill Patients Using Repeated-Measures Mixed-Effect Modeling.
Critical care explorations. 5(11) [DOI] 10.1097/CCE.0000000000000993. [PMID] 38304706.
2023
Implementing a Discharge Opioid Bundle in Adult Trauma Patients Decreases the Amount of Opioids Prescribed at Discharge.
The American surgeon. 89(11):4281-4287 [DOI] 10.1177/00031348221101483. [PMID] 35622969.
2023
Implementing innovative teaching strategies to promote student academic engagement in a critical care elective
JACCP: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CLINICAL PHARMACY. 6(9):1022-1029 [DOI] 10.1002/jac5.1839.
2023
Risk Factors for Delirium and Association of Antipsychotic Use with Delirium Progression in Critically Ill Trauma Patients.
The American surgeon. 89(5):1610-1615 [DOI] 10.1177/00031348211069792. [PMID] 34986663.
2023
Survey of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in trauma patients: current prescribing practices and concordance with clinical practice guidelines
Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open. 8(1) [DOI] 10.1136/tsaco-2022-001070. [PMID] 37205274.
2022
1540: BLOOD VOLUME, TBW, AND BMI-BASED ENOXAPARIN DOSING STRATEGIES IN TRAUMA PATIENTS FOR VTE PROPHYLAXIS
Critical Care Medicine. 50(1):774-774 [DOI] 10.1097/01.ccm.0000812484.25872.fd.
2022
A Review of the Most Impactful Published Pharmacotherapy-Pertinent Literature of 2019 and 2020 for Clinicians Caring for Patients With Thermal or Inhalation Injury.
Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 43(4):912-920 [DOI] 10.1093/jbcr/irab220. [PMID] 34788823.
2022
Are you ready to rotate? A one-week intensive Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) orientation course
Pharmacy Education. 22(1):474-483 [DOI] 10.46542/pe.2022.221.474483.
2022
Defining Pathogen and Susceptibility Patterns for Early Versus Late Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in Trauma Patients to Guide Empiric Treatment Decisions.
The American surgeon. 89(11):31348221121539-4541 [DOI] 10.1177/00031348221121539. [PMID] 35979859.
2022
Diencephalic storm in trauma patients: Is it really that rare
Open Journal of Trauma. 6(1):001-002 [DOI] 10.17352/ojt.000039.
2022
Invited commentary: Promoting cephalosporin use among patients with penicillin allergy
Surgery. 172(6):1604-1605 [DOI] 10.1016/j.surg.2022.05.009. [PMID] 35718557.
2022
Teaching of the patient workup process improves students’ perceptions of preparation for advanced pharmacy practice experiences
Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. [DOI] 10.1016/j.cptl.2022.01.013.
2021
Delineating the Role of Serum Immunoglobulin Titers in Burn Patients at High Risk for Herpes Simplex Virus Infection.
Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. [DOI] 10.1093/jbcr/irz197. [PMID] 33861351.
2021
Oral Administration of Injectable Ketamine During Burn Wound Dressing Changes.
Journal of pharmacy practice. 34(3):423-427 [DOI] 10.1177/0897190019876497.
2020
An Adjusted Ideal Body Weight Index Formula With Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP) Rescue Decreases Fluid Creep During Burn Resuscitation.
Annals of burns and fire disasters. 33(3):216-223 [PMID] 33304212.
2020
Intraoperative liposomal bupivacaine for skin graft donor site analgesia: A retrospective cohort study.
Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries. [DOI] 10.1016/j.burns.2020.06.011. [PMID] 34034954.
2020
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome: A Potential Etiology of Multisystem Organ Failure in a Burn Patient.
The American surgeon. [DOI] 10.1177/0003134820945245. [PMID] 32988244.
2020
Vibrio vulnificus Soft Tissue Infections in the Southern Gulf Coast Region.
The American surgeon. [DOI] 10.1177/0003134820951500. [PMID] 33125281.
2019
Intravenous Ketamine as an Adjunct to Procedural Sedation During Burn Wound Care and Dressing Changes.
Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 40(2):246-250 [DOI] 10.1093/jbcr/iry044. [PMID] 30189001.
2019
Nebulized Heparin With N-Acetylcysteine and Albuterol Reduces Duration of Mechanical Ventilation in Patients With Inhalation Injury.
Journal of pharmacy practice. 32(2):163-166 [DOI] 10.1177/0897190017747143. [PMID] 29233052.
2019
Professional Benefits of a Web-based Journal Club for Critical Care Residents and Their Mentors.
American journal of pharmaceutical education. 83(7) [DOI] 10.5688/ajpe6907. [PMID] 31619814.
2018
Elimination of Routine Benzodiazepine Administration for Nonprocedural Sedation in a Trauma Intensive Care Unit Is Feasible.
The American surgeon. 84(6):947-951 [PMID] 29981629.
2016
1532: EMPIRIC BROAD-SPECTRUM ANTIBIOTICS FOR EARLY VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA IN TRAUMA PATIENTS
Critical Care Medicine. 44(12):458-458 [DOI] 10.1097/01.ccm.0000510206.05326.4d.
2016
1553: ASSESSMENT OF SEIZURE INCIDENCE WITH AND WITHOUT PROPHYLAXIS IN PEDIATRIC TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
Critical Care Medicine. 44(12):463-463 [DOI] 10.1097/01.ccm.0000510226.60477.10.
2016
427: IMPACT OF THE SCCM CPP SECTION JOURNAL CLUB WEBINAR ON PAST PRESENTERS
Critical Care Medicine. 44(12):183-183 [DOI] 10.1097/01.ccm.0000509105.41086.5e.
2016
A Comparison of Inhaled Nitric Oxide Versus Inhaled Epoprostenol for Acute Pulmonary Hypertension Following Cardiac Surgery.
The Annals of pharmacotherapy. 50(1):22-6 [DOI] 10.1177/1060028015608865. [PMID] 26438636.
2016
Use of Ketamine in Barbiturate Coma for Status Epilepticus.
Clinical neuropharmacology. 39(1):62-5 [DOI] 10.1097/WNF.0000000000000128. [PMID] 26757317.
2015
Low-Dose Systemic Alteplase (tPA) for the Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism.
The Annals of pharmacotherapy. 49(7):818-24 [DOI] 10.1177/1060028015579988. [PMID] 25857308.
2014
618: INHALED EPOPROSTENOL VS INHALED NITRIC OXIDE FOR ACUTE PULMONARY HYPERTENSION AFTER CARDIAC SURGERY
Critical Care Medicine. 42:A1508-A1509 [DOI] 10.1097/01.ccm.0000458115.76567.df.

Education

PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency
2013-2014 · Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
2012-2013 · West Virginia University Heatlhcare
Doctor of Pharmacy
2008-2012 · University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Contact Details

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Business:
(352) 294-5276
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PO BOX 100486
GAINESVILLE FL 32611-8212