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Nicole Michelle Acquisto, Pharm.D.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

Faculty Appointments

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Nicole M. Acquisto received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Kaleida Health in Buffalo, NY and an Emergency Medicine (EM)/Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). Dr. Acquisto works as the EM Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and as an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pharmacy and Emergency Medicine at URMC. She is a leader in EM pharmacy and active at advancing practice at the national level through advocacy, education, and research. For over 10 years, Dr. Acquisto was the PGY2 EM Pharmacy Residency Director or primary preceptor where she developed unique EM learning opportunities for pharmacy trainees, medical residents, advanced practice providers, paramedics, and international pharmacists. She currently mentors a team of EM pharmacists, manages an ED antimicrobial stewardship program, was Chairman of the ED Opioid Task Force, has a leadership role on the enterprise-wide Opioid Task Force, and develops and organizes emergency response team efforts and simulation activities for pharmacists. Dr. Acquisto is active in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). She is a past-Chair of the ACCP Emergency Medicine Practice and Research Network and has been a member of both the ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Advisory Group on Emergency Care and Clinical Leadership. Her national recognitions include the ACCP New Clinical Practitioner Award, two ASHP Best Practices Awards, the ASHP Pharmacy Residency Excellence New Preceptor Award, and multiple ASHP Foundation grants. She is an Editorial Board member for the Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, a Fellow of ACCP, and a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist.

Credentials

Education

2001
| Canisius College
Biology

2005
Pharm.D. | The State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

2007 - 2008
Emergency Medicine/Critical Care Specialty Residency - University of Rochester Medical Center (American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Accredited)

2005 - 2006
Pharmacy Practice Residency - Kaleida Health, Buffalo General Hospital (American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Accredited)

Awards

2019
Health Care Achievement Awards - Health Care Staff
Sponsor: Rochester Business Journal

2019
Outstanding Paper of the Year (Current practices and safety of medication use during RSI: A multicenter study)
Sponsor: ACCP, Emergency Medicine Practice and Research Network

2018
Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy (ED opioid reduction)
Sponsor: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

2018
Lean Excellence Awards – Most Valuable Practitioner (ED opioid reduction)
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center

2018
Lean Excellence Awards – Most Valuable Team (Improvement in time to tPA for AIS)
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center

2018
Team Excellence Silver Award (Antibiotic delivery for patients with sepsis)
Sponsor: Greater Rochester Quality Council

2017 - Present
Fellow
Sponsor: American College of Clinical Pharmacy

2017
Best Poster Finalist (Evaluation of outcomes in patients with ICH receiving 4F-PCC
Sponsor: American College of Clinical Pharmacy

2017
Lean Excellence Awards – Most Valuable Team (emergency department sepsis improvement)
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Pharmacy

2017
Presidential Citation Award
Sponsor: Society of Critical Care Medicine

2016
Outstanding Paper of the Year (Survey of emergency medicine pharmacy education opportunities for students and residents)
Sponsor: ACCP, Emergency Medicine Practice and Research Network

2014
New Clinical Practitioner Award
Sponsor: American College of Clinical Pharmacy

2013
Pharmacy Residency Excellence Awards – New Preceptor Award
Sponsor: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

2013
Preceptor of the Year
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Pharmacy

2013
Pharmacy Practice Research Award
Sponsor: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

2013
Literature Awards - Pharmacy Practice Research Award (Methods of medication error interception by EM pharmacists)
Sponsor: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

2011
Researcher of the Year
Sponsor: New York State American College of Clinical Pharmacy

2010
Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative Summit Voting Member
Sponsor: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

2008
Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy (Pharmacists enhancing time to cardiac catheterization during AMI in the ED)
Sponsor: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

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Publications

Journal Articles

10/31/2019
Treu CN, Llamzon JL, Acquisto NM, Lazar JD. "The impact of an emergency medicine clinical pharmacist on nursing satisfaction." International journal of clinical pharmacy.. 2019 Oct 31; Epub 2019 Oct 31.

9/16/2019
Acquisto NM, Schult RF, Sarnoski-Roberts S, Wilmarth J, Jones CM, McCann M, Dolce R, Stott R, Noble M, Davis C, Springer H, Kamali MF, Miglani A. "Effect of pharmacist-led task force to reduce opioid prescribing in the emergency department." American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.. 2019 Sep 16; Epub 2019 Sep 16.

8/1/2019
Porter BA, Zaeem M, Hewes PD, Hale LS, Jones CMC, Gestring ML, Acquisto NM. "Pharmacist involvement in trauma resuscitation across the United States: A 10-year follow-up survey." American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.. 2019 Aug 1; 76(16):1226-1230.

Books & Chapters

2019
Chapter Title: Chapter 144: Medical Treatment During Pregnancy
Book Title: Hardwood-Nuss' Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, 7th edition
Author List: Bodkin RB, Acquisto NM (editors)
Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2019

2018
Chapter Title: Acetaminophen and Aspirin
Book Title: Critical Care Self-Assessment Program (CCSAP)
Author List: Schult RF, Acquisto NM
Published By: American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2018

2017
Chapter Title: Pharmacy in Emergency Care
Book Title: Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program (PSAP)
Author List: Acquisto NM
Published By: American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2017

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