Carla M. Christensen
Carla M. Christensen

Carla M. Christensen

Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Pharmacy Practice

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Davis EM, Nystrom KK, Foral PA Christensen CM, Ward A, McCoy TA. Implementing a medication reconciliation program: a community hospital’s perspective, case XX. Medication Reconciliation Handbook: Bethesda, Maryland., American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2nd Ed., 2009
  • Davis EM, Nystrom KK, Foral PA Christensen CM, Ward A, McCoy TA. Implementing a medication reconciliation program: a community hospital’s perspective, case XX. Medication Reconciliation Handbook. Bethesda, Maryland., American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2006

Articles

  • Nystrom, K. K., Foral, P. A., Christensen, C. M., Destache, C. J., Davis, Estella M. Rotation Students' Perceptions of Clinical Workload Documentation Using a Personal Digital Assistant, Hospital Pharmacy, 44, 968, 2009
  • Begley, K., Haddad, A. R., Christensen, C., Lust, E. A health education program for underserved community youth led by health professions students, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 73, 98, 2009
  • Davis, Estella M., Christensen, Carla M., Nystrom, Kelly K., Foral, Pamela A., Destache, Chris Patient satisfaction and costs associated with insulin administered by pen device or syringe during hospitalization, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 65, 1347-1357, 2008
  • Ryan Haddad AM, Doll JD, Sexson EL, Nystrom KK, Faulkner MA, Coover KL, Begley KJ, Davis EM, Tilleman JA, Christensen CM, Foral PA, Bruckner AL. Enhancing the health fair experience for older adults through the health report card and student health fair guides., American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 3(17), 36-37, 2008
  • Nystrom, K. K., Foral, P. A., Wilson, A. F., Christensen, C. M., Miller, C. K. Personal digital assistant (PDA) clinical intervention documentation system: Development, implementation, and comparison to a previous paper-based system, Hospital Pharmacy, 41, 143-150, 2006
  • Nystrom, K. K., Foral, P. A., Christensen, C. M., Davis, E. M., Galt, M. A. Justifying a medication reconciliation program at a community health system, ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, P-184D, 2005
  • Foral, P. A., Nystrom, K. K., Wilson, A. F., Christensen, C. M. Gastrointestinal-related adverse effects of COX-2 inhibitors, Drugs of Today, 39, 939-948, 2003
  • Christensen CM, Sbaiti AM, Foral PA, Wiedower AC, Wendel PJ. Once daily gentamicin dosing and pharmacokinetics in postpartum women. Abstract., Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 38 (Dec), P371E, 2003

Publications

  • Maiefski M; Davis EM; Schmidt D; Christenen CM; Nystrom KK. Pharmacist impact on discharge medication reconciliation in heart failure patients. 46th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2011
  • Anderson J; Foral PA; Nystrom KK; Davis EM; Christensen CM; Schmidt D. Piloting clinical pharmacy services in the emergency department of a community hospital. 46th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2011
  • Raber M; Nystrom KK; Davis EM; Foral PA; Christenen CM. Development of a Pharmacy Technician Chemotherapy Competency In a Community Hospital. 45th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Anaheim, California, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2010
  • Herdzina A; Davis EM; Foral PA; Christensen CM. Pharmacist Discharge Counseling: Impact on Cardiac Surgery Patients. 45th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Anaheim, California, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2010
  • Gerber C, Foral PA, Christensen CM, Davis EM, Nystrom KK. Pilot evaluation of pharmacist-driven medication reconciliation. 44th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2009
  • Foral PA, Davis EM, Christensen CM. Implementation of a novel glucose reporting tool in an intensive care unit. 44th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2009
  • Herink M, Christensen CM, Davis EM, Nystrom KK, Foral PA Establishment of pharmacist involvement in total parenteral nutrition. 44th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2009
  • Christensen CM, Sbaiti AM, Foral PA, Wiedower AC, Wendel PJ. Once daily gentamicin dosing and pharmacokinetics in postpartum women. Abstract., International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, 38(Dec), P371E, 2003
  • Foral PA, Nystrum KK, Wilson AF, Christensen CM, Ward A. Staffing requirements and compensation days for pharmacy practice residencies in the midwest. Abstract., Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 38(Dec), P-426E, 2003

Presentations

  • Residency Night – Important Dates and Tips. Presented at the Student Society of Health System Pharmacists Residency Night. Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska. November, 2013., 2013
  • Residency Night – Important Dates and Tips. Presented at the Student Society of Health System Pharmacists Residency Night. Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska. November, 2013., 2013
  • Surfactant Replacement Therapy for the Treatment of RDS. Expert Connect Webinar Program. May and August, 2013., 2013
  • Micropremie Nutrition: The Word on the Street. Presented at the What’s New in the NICU – 8th Annual Neonatal Pharmacology Conference. Alegent Creighton Health – Lakeside Hospital. Omaha, Nebraska. August, 2013., 2013
  • NAPLEX Review – Pediatrics. Presented at the Annual NAPLEX Review Session. Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska. April, 2013., 2013
  • Surfactant Replacement Therapy for the Treatment of RDS. Presented at the Southern Wisconsin Association of Neonatal Nurses Meeting. Pewaukee, Wisconsin. April, 2013., 2013
  • Pediatric Overview – Medication Assessment. Presented at the Alegent Creighton Pediatric Skills Day. Alegent Creighton – Bergan Mercy Medical Center. Omaha, Nebraska. March, 2013., 2013
  • Surfactant Replacement Therapy for the Treatment of RDS. Presented at the Oklahoma Society of Health System Pharmacists – Western Meeting. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. September, 2012., 2012
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Treatment. Presented at the What’s New in the NICU – 7th Annual Neonatal Pharmacology Conference. Alegent Creighton Health – Lakeside Hospital. Omaha, Nebraska. September, 2012., 2012
  • TPN: What Is New In the NICU. Presented at the Nebraska Dietician’s Monthly Conference. Biaggis. Omaha, Nebraska. May, 2012., 2012
  • NAPLEX Review – Pediatrics. Presented at the Annual NAPLEX Review Session. Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska. April, 2012., 2012
  • Maternal Medications – Big Trouble for Little People. Presented at the Internal Medicine Residents Weekly Conference. Creighton University Medical Center. Omaha, Nebraska. February, 2012., 2012
  • Antimicrobial Therapy in Pediatrics. Presented at the Nebraska Neonatal Advanced Practice Association Monthly Meeting. Alegent Health – Lakeside Hospital. Omaha, Nebraska. November, 2011., 2011
  • Residency Night – Review of the Match Process. Presented at the MidWest College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Residency Night. Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska. November, 2011, 2011
  • Neonatal Abstinence Guidelines. Presented at the Creighton/Nebraska Division of Neonatology Journal Club. Omaha, Nebraska. October, 2011., 2011
  • Maternal Medications – Big Trouble for Little People. Presented at the What’s New in the NICU – 6th Annual Neonatal Pharmacology Conference. Alegent Health – Lakeside Hopsital. Omaha, Nebraska. August, 2011, 2011
  • Kinetic Calculations in the NICU. Presented to the Pharmacy Staff. Alegent Health – Lakeside Hospital. Omaha, Nebraska. May, 2011., 2011
  • UAC/UVC/TPN: What Does It Mean for Me? Presented to the Pharmacy Staff. Alegent Health – Lakeside Hospital. Omaha, Nebraska. May, 2011., 2011
  • NAPLEX Review – Pediatrics. Presented at the Annual NAPLEX Review Session. Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska. May, 2011., 2011
  • Examining the Challenges of Infant Mortality as Experienced by Health Professionals. Presented at Addressing Health Disparities: Infant Mortality Conference. Creighton University, Omaha, NE. April, 2011., 2011
  • Maternal Medications – Big Trouble for Little People. Presented at the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Annual Meeting. Embassy Suites. St. Charles, Missouri. October, 2010, 2010
  • Residency Night – Review of the Match Process. Presented at the MidWest College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Residency Night. Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska. October, 2010., 2010
  • Residency Night – Review of the Match Process. Presented at the MidWest College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Residency Night. Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska. October, 2010., 2010
  • Maternal Medications – Big Trouble for Little People. Presented at What’s New in the NICU – 5th Annual Neonatal Pharmacology Conference. Hampton Inn at Lakeside. Omaha, Nebraska. August, 2010., 2010
  • Medication Administration in the NICU: Does the Puzzle Fit? Presented at the Neonatal Critical Care Course. Alegent Health – Bergan Mercy Medical Center. Omaha, Nebraska. July, 2010., 2010
  • NAPLEX Review – Pediatrics. Presented at the Annual NAPLEX Review Session. Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska. May, 2010, 2010
  • Medication Administration in the NICU: Does the Puzzle Fit? Presented at the Neonatal Critical Care Course. Alegent Health – Bergan Mercy Medical Center. Omaha, Nebraska. April, 2010., 2010

Awards and Honors

  • ASHP 2015 Initiative Award, 2015
  • Nursing Excellence Research Award and Platform - Alegent Health System, 2006
  • National Academy of Students of Pharmacy (ASP) Patient Counseling Competition, 1994