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Nicole Acquisto

InstitutionStrong Memorial Hospital
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 638
Rochester NY 14642
Other Positions
TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentEmergency Medicine

 Awards And Honors
2013     Preceptor of the Year
2010 - 2011Strong Star – University of Rochester Medical Center, recognition program
2010     Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative Summit
2013     Pharmacy Residency Excellence Awards – New Preceptor Award
2008     American Society of Health-System Pharmacists - Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy
2011     Researcher of the Year
2013     Pharmacy Practice Research Award
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) Specialty Residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in Rochester, NY.
Currently, Dr. Acquisto works as the EM Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and as an Assistant 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 program, 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 participates in ED and hospital-wide simulation efforts, is a member of the institution's Trauma Council, Adult and Pediatric Resuscitation Committees, and the Rochester Emergency Medical Advisory Committee's Pharmacy and Protocol subcommittees.
She has been the recipient of four American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) grant awards, the ASHP Foundation Resident Practice-Based Research Grant in 2008 as a resident and as the Faculty Principal Investigator in 2009 and 2014, as well as the ASHP Foundation Hospital Pharmacist-Emergency Physician Collaborations Research Grant in 2009. Dr. Acquisto has research and therapeutics publications, is the recipient of an ASHP Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy and the 2013 ASHP Pharmacy Residency Excellence New Preceptor Award, was the recipient of the New York State Chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Research Award in 2011, is the Immediate Past-Chair of the ACCP Emergency Medicine Practice and Research Network, is a member of the ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Section Advisory Group on Emergency Care, and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

 Selected Publications
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  1. Bucklin MH, Acquisto NM, Nelson C. The effects of recombinant activated factor VII dose on the incidence of thromboembolic events in patients with coagulopathic bleeding. Thromb Res. 2014 May; 133(5):768-71.
    View in: PubMed
  2. Vollman KE, Acquisto NM, Bodkin RP. A case of tetanus infection in an adult with a protective tetanus antibody level. Am J Emerg Med. 2014 Apr; 32(4):392.e3-4.
    View in: PubMed
  3. Bodkin RP, Acquisto NM, Gunyan H, Wiegand TJ. Two cases of accidental injection of epinephrine into a digit treated with subcutaneous phentolamine injections. Case Rep Emerg Med. 2013; 2013:586207.
    View in: PubMed
  4. Kamali MF, Wilson AC, Acquisto NM, Spillane L, Schneider SM. Acute encephalopathy with concurrent respiratory and metabolic disturbances in first known parenteral human administration of flunixin meglumine and acepromazine maleate. J Emerg Med. 2013 Aug; 45(2):206-9.
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  5. Patanwala AE, Sanders AB, Thomas MC, Acquisto NM, Weant KA, Baker SN, Merritt EM, Erstad BL. A prospective, multicenter study of pharmacist activities resulting in medication error interception in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 May; 59(5):369-73.
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  6. Thomas MC, Acquisto NM, Patanwala AE, Weant KA, Baker SN. Key articles and guidelines for the emergency medicine pharmacist. Pharmacotherapy. 2011 Dec; 31(12):1265.
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  7. Baker SN, Acquisto NM, Ashley ED, Fairbanks RJ, Beamish SE, Haas CE. Pharmacist-managed antimicrobial stewardship program for patients discharged from the emergency department. J Pharm Pract. 2012 Apr; 25(2):190-4.
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  8. Patanwala AE, Acquisto NM, Erstad BL. Prothrombin complex concentrate for critical bleeding. Ann Pharmacother. 2011 Jul; 45(7-8):990-9.
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  9. Acquisto NM, Baker SN. Antimicrobial stewardship in the emergency department. J Pharm Pract. 2011 Apr; 24(2):196-202.
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  10. Acquisto NM, Hays DP, Fairbanks RJ, Shah MN, Delehanty J, Nobay F, Guido J, Haas CE. The outcomes of emergency pharmacist participation during acute myocardial infarction. J Emerg Med. 2012 Apr; 42(4):371-8.
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