Lindsay Harris, Pharm.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Edu.

Lindsay Harris is currently an assistant professor of clinical education at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. Her primary practice site is the Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit where she works with a multidisciplinary team to care for critically ill patients. She continues to focus on evidence based medicine, antimicrobial stewardship and quality improvement.

Upon completion of residency training, Harris worked for six years as a clinical pharmacy specialist in the surgical intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. During her time at Johns Hopkins, she was involved in the education and training of pharmacy and medical students and residents. Her other areas of interest include transitions of care, credentialing and privileging, and antimicrobial stewardship.

Outside of the responsibilities of the ICU, Harris was very involved in the Maryland Society of Health System Pharmacies and was the president of the society in 2012. During her time as president, she helped restructure the committees, pulling in more pharmacy resident members, and also created a Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative Taskforce to help improve knowledge of this ASHP program within the state. She facilitated a leadership conference for PY1 and PY2 students in collaboration with the Residency Showcase and continues to be involved as a past president.

Publications

  • R. Kruer, L Harris, H. Goodwin, J. Kornbluth, K. Thomas, E. Haut, An Evolution of Seizure Prophylaxis Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Levetiracetam versus Phenytoin, Journal of Critical Care, Joyce A Wahr, Andrew D Shore,Lindsay Helms Harris, Philippa Rogers, Sukhmeet Panesar, Linda Matthew, Peter J Pronovost, Kevin Cleary, Julius Cuong Pham
  • Comparison of intensive care unit medication errors reported to the United States’ MedMarx and the United Kingdom’s National Reporting and Learning System: a cross-sectional study, American Journal of Medical Quality,  Helms LA. Atrial Fibrillation: Pharmacologic Treatment Options, Critical Connections. Feb 2010; 9 (1): 1
  • Helms LA and Connor KA. Immunosuppression for Solid Organ Transplantation: A Focused Medication Review, Critical Connections. Dec 2009; 8 (5); 14,

Presentations

  • “Drug Shortages and Patient Readmission Prevention Efforts,” November 2012, Maryland Patient Safety Center – Board of Directors Meeting
  • MEDSAFE Annual Conference, October 2012, Maryland Patient Safety Center, “Medication Shortages – the State Organization Perspective,” Panel Discussion Speaker

Select Poster Presentations

  • “Steroid Prescribing, Surgical Site Infections, and Thirty-Day Readmissions in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Undergoing Abdominal Surgery,” R. Lamore, E. Wick, C. Ha, R. Salvatori, L. Harris, Presented at the Maryland Society of Health System Pharmacists Research Symposium (2012)
  • An Evolution of Seizure Prophylaxis Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Levetiracetam versus Phenytoin,R. Kruer, L Harris, H. Goodwin, J. Kornbluth, K. Thomas, E. Haut, Presented at the Society of NeuroCritical Care (2011) and the Johns Hopkins NeuroCritical Care Research Symposium (2011)
  • A graduate of Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Completed two years of residency training specializing in critical care