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Nicole Michelle Acquisto, Pharm.D.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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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) Pharmacy Residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in Rochester, NY. Dr. Acquisto works as the EM Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and as an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at URMC. In addition to clinical practice responsibilities, Dr. Acquisto is the director of the PGY2 EM Pharmacy Residency programs, manages an emergency department (ED) antimicrobial stewardship program and is actively involved in the education of pharmacy and medical students and residents as well as the pre-hospital providers and nursing staff. She has research and therapeutics publications, has been the recipient of several American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation research grant awards, an ASHP Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy, New York State Chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Research Award, ASHP Pharmacy Residency Excellence New Preceptor Award, and ACCP New Clinical Practitioner Award. She is a Past-Chair of the ACCP Emergency Medicine Practice and Research Network, a past-member of the ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Section Advisory Group on Emergency Care, current member of the ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Section Advisory Group on Clinical Leadership, is 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

2018
Greater Rochester Quality Council - Team Excellence Award Finalist (Antibiotic delivery for patients with sepsis)

2017
University of Rochester Medical Center Lean Excellence Awards – Most Valuable Team (emergency department sepsis improvement)

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

2017
Society of Critical Care Medicine - Presidential Citation Award

2016
American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Emergency Medicine Practice and Research Network - Outstanding Paper of the Year

2014
American College of Clinical Pharmacy - New Clinical Practitioner Award

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

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

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

2011
New York State Chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy - Researcher of the Year

2010
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists - Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative Summit

2008
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists - Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy

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Publications

Journal Articles

6/2018
Groth CM, Acquisto NM, Khadem T. "Current practices and safety of medication use during rapid sequence intubation." Journal of critical care.. 2018 Jun 0; 45:65-70. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

6/2018
Acquisto NM, Bodkin RP, Brown JE, Graman PS, Jones CMC, Li T, Hardy DJ, Dodds Ashley E. "MRSA nares swab is a more accurate predictor of MRSA wound infection compared with clinical risk factors in emergency department patients with skin and soft tissue infections." Emergency medicine journal : EMJ.. 2018 Jun 0; 35(6):357-360. Epub 2018 Mar 09.

5/2018
Merriman MS, Acquisto NM, Nelson S, Jones CMC, Li T, McCann M, Adler DH. "Emergency department opioid pain medication prescribing: Influence of patient satisfaction and other factors." The American journal of emergency medicine.. 2018 May 0; 36(5):896-897. Epub 2017 Sep 24.

Books & Chapters

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 Pharmacy2018

2017
Chapter Title: Pharmacy in Emergency Care
Book Title: Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program (PSAP)
Author List: Acquisto NM
Published By: American College of Clinical Pharmacy2017

2015
Chapter Title: Chapter 104: Resuscitation in Pregnancy
Book Title: Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, 8th edition
Author List: Treu C, Acquisto NM (editors)
Published By: McGraw Hill Professional2015

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