Estella M. Davis, PharmD, BCPS
Estella M. Davis, PharmD, BCPS

Estella M. Davis, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Expertise/Specializations

  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Pharmacy Practice

Position

  • Associate Professor

Education

  • Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Doctor of Pharmacy 1994-1998
  • Creighton University- 1991-1994 Pharmacy Pre-requisites

Certifications

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Hollis, I. B., Jennings, D. L., Oliphant, C. S., Baker, W. L., Davis, E. M., Allender, J. E., Zemrak, W. R., Ensor, C. Key articles and guidelines in the management of patients undergoing cardiac surgery, Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 28, 67-85, 2015
  • Bossi AC, Veronesi G, Poerio CS, Braus A, Madashci S, Destro M, Ferraro B, Gilberti L, Sganzerla P, Davis EM. A Prospective Study for Introducing Insulin Pens and Safety Needles in a Hospital Setting. The SANITHY Study., Current Diabetes Reviews, 11, 1-8, 2015
  • Hollis I, Ensor C, Allender E, Jennings D, Zemrak W, Davis E, Baker W, Oliphant C. Key articles and guidelines in the management of patients undergoing cardiac surgery., Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 28(1), 67-85, 2015
  • Davis E. Renal System. In: Jones R, ed. Patient Assessment in Pharmacy Practice, Third Edition,, Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015
  • Davis, E. M., Uhlmeyer, E. M., Schmidt, D. P., Schardt, G. L. Strategies for urgent reversal of target-specific oral anticoagulants, Hospital Practice, 42, 108-125, 2014
  • Davis, E. M., Packard, K. A., Jackevicius, C. A. The pharmacist role in predicting and improving medication adherence in heart failure patients, Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, 20, 741-755, 2014
  • Davis E, Uhlmeyer E, Schmidt D, Schardt G. Management of life-threatening bleeding in patients taking novel oral anticoagulants, Hospital Practice, 42(5), 108-25, 2014
  • Davis E, Packard K, Jackevicius C. Pharmacist's role in predicting and improving medication adherence in heart failure patients, Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, 20(7), 741-55, 2014
  • Santiago E, Packard K, Davis E. Clinical Update: Managing patients on triple antithrombotic therapy., The Heartbeat: ACCP Cardiology Practice Research Network Newsletter, 7:2, 2013
  • Davis, Estella M., Knezevich, Jon T., Teply, Robyn M. Advances in antiplatelet technologies to improve cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality: a review of ticagrelor, Clinical Pharmacology, 5, 67-83, 2013
  • Davis, Estella M., Friedman, Stacey K., Baker, Thomas M. A Review of Antithrombotic Therapy for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Postgraduate Medicine, 125, 59-72, 2013
  • Davis E, Tepley R, Knezevich J. Advances in antiplatelet technologies to improve cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality; optimal use of ticagrelor., Clinical Pharmacology, 5, 67-83, 2013
  • Davis EM, Foral PA, Puhl A, Dull R. Effective insulin therapy within the hospital: A review of insulin therapy and pen use in hospitalized patients., Hospital Pharmacy, 48(50), 396-405, 2013
  • Davis E, Baker T, Friedman S. A review of antithrombotic therapy for transcatheter aortic valve replacement., Postgraduate Medicine, 125(1), 59-72, 2013
  • Davis, E., Coover, K., Morrow, L., Malesker, M. Differentiating the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the elderly patient, Consultant Pharmacist, 27, 650-659, 2012
  • Packard, Kathleen A., Campbell, Jennifer A., Knezevich, Jon T., Davis, Estella M. Emerging Antiplatelet Therapy for Coronary Artery Disease and Acute Coronary Syndrome, Pharmacotherapy, 32, 244-273, 2012
  • Packard KA, Campbell JA, Knezevich JT, Davis EM. Emerging antiplatelet therapy for coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndrome., Pharmacotherapy, 32(3), 244-273, 2012
  • Davis EM, Packard KA, Knezevich JT, Baker T, Langdon T. Strategies for the prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation in cardiac surgery. Book 2. Croatia: InTech, Special Topics in Cardiac Surgery, 205-40, 2012
  • Differentiating the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the elderly patient., Consultant Pharmacist, 27(9), 650-659, 2012
  • Davis, E. M., Packard, K. A., Knezevich, J. T., Campbell, J. A. New and Emerging Anticoagulant Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation and Acute Coronary Syndrome, Pharmacotherapy, 31, 975-1016, 2011
  • Davis EM, Packard KA, Knezevich JT, Campbell JA. Emerging anticoagulant therapies in atrial fibrillation and acute coronary syndrome., Pharmacotherapy, 31(10), 975-1016, 2011
  • Packard, K. A., Hilleman, D. E., Davis, Estella M. Pharmacologic prophylaxis of postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: beyond beta-blockers, Pharmacotherapy, 30, 749, 2010
  • Sexson, E. L., Spangler, M. L., Foral, P. A., Davis, Estella M. An Evaluation of Pre-filled Insulin Pens: a focus on the Next Generation FlexPen®, Medical Devices: Evidence and Research, 3, 41-50, 2010
  • Davis EM, Sexson EL, Spangler ML, Foral PA. An evaluation of pre-filled insulin pens: a focus on the Next Generation FlexPen®., Medical Devices: Evidence and Research, 3, 41-50, 2010
  • Davis EM, Packard KA, Hilleman DE. Pharmacologic prophylaxis of postoperative atrial fibrillation in cardiac surgery: Beyond beta-blockers., Pharmacotherapy, 30(7), 274e-318e, 2010
  • 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, 968-973, 2009
  • Davis, Estella M., Bebee, Anne, Crawford, LeaAnne, Destache, Chris Nurse Satisfaction Using Insulin Pens in Hospitalized Patients, Diabetes Educator, 35, 799-809, 2009
  • Davis EM, Bebee A, Crawford L, Destache C. Nurse satisfaction using insulin pens in hospitalized patients., The Diabetes Educator, 35(5), 799-809, 2009
  • Davis EM, Nystrom KK, Foral PA, Christensen CM, Gerber C, Ward AR, McCoy TA. Case Studies From the Field- Sustained Improvement Case Study: Data-driven pilot test of a pharmacist-driven medication reconciliation process. In: Meek Schuldt L, ed. Illinois: Joint Commission Resources,, Medication Reconciliation Handbook, 203-17, 2009
  • Nystrom KK, Foral PA, Davis EM, Christensen CM, Destache CJ. Rotation students’ perceptions of clinical workload documentation using a personal digital assistant., Hospital Pharmacy, 44, 968-73, 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
  • Davis EM, Nystrom KK, Foral PA, Christensen CM, Destache C. Patient satisfaction and cost-savings with insulin pens in hospitalized patients., American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 65, 1347-57, 2008
  • Davis EM, Nystrom KK, Foral PA, Christensen CM, Ward AR, McCoy TA. Case Studies From the Field- A Data-driven pilot test of a pharmacist-driven medication reconciliation process, Medication Reconciliation Handbook, 175-85, 2006
  • Knight JA, Davis EM, Manouilov KK, Hoie EB. The effects of postnatal age on gentamicin serum concentrations., Pharmacotherapy, 23(8), 992-6, 2003

Publications

  • Raber M, Nystrom K, Foral P, Davis E, Christensen C. Development of a pharmacy technician chemotherapy competency in a community hospital., ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, 2010, 242E, 2015
  • Smith A, Foral P, Davis E, Nystrom K, Wilson A, Knezevich J. Development of assessment tools for clinical, service and citizenship activities for pharmacy practice faculty. Manucript in progress, first draft completed. Plan for submission to Am J Pharm Educ., American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 2015
  • Uhlmeyer E, Davis E, Semerad S, Schmidt D. Evaluation of the treatment of acute major bleeding in a community hospital system, ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, 2013, 9-122E, 2013
  • Riley K, Dull R, Davis E, Schmidt D, Friedman S. Evaluation of a vancomycin dosing nomogram in a community hospital. ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, 2013, 5-122E, 2013
  • Davis E, Teply R, Packard K, Hilleman D. Impact of prescription refill reminders for clopidogrel therapy in patients receiving drug-eluting stents. Scientific Sessions. Abstract ID # 403, Poster # 285., American Heart Association Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, 2013
  • Davis, Estella M., Stang, Jenna, Foral, Pamela A., Baker, Thomas M., Destache, Chris Factors associated with early readmission of cardiothoracic surgical patients, Pharmacotherapy, 32, E109-E109, 2012
  • Burris A, Davis E, Schmidt D, Dull R. Validation of a vancomycin dosing nomogram in a community hospital, ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, 2012, 3-152, 2012
  • Maiefski M, Davis E, Schmidt D, Nystrom K, Christensen C. Pharmacist impact on discharge medication reconciliation in heart failure patients, ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, 2011, 286D, 2011
  • Anderson JM, Foral PA, Christensen CM, Nystrom KK, Davis EM, Schmidt DP, King JM. Piloting clinical pharmacy services in the emergency department of a community hospital, ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, 2011, 92D, 2011
  • Herdzina AM, Davis E, Foral P, Nystrom K, Baker T. Pharmacist discharge counseling: impact on cardiac surgery patients., ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, 2010, 386R, 2010
  • Herink M, Christensen CM, Foral PA, Nystrom KK, Davis E. Establishing pharmacist involvement in parenteral nutrition: evaluation at a community hospital., ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, 2009, 124, 2009
  • Gerber C, Foral PA, Nystrom KK, Davis E, Christensen CM. Pilot evaluation of pharmacist-driven medication reconciliation., ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, 2009, 142, 2009
  • Foral PA, Manning R, Davis EM. Bruckner A, Christensen CM. Management of glycemic control in the intensive care unit:a novel approach., ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, 2009, 78, 2009
  • Kim J, Foral PA. Davis EM. Christensen CM, Meyer RT, Nystrom KK. Evaluating the productivity, demand, and reimbursement of an anticoagulation clinic in a community hospital., ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, 60D, 2009
  • Pogge E, Foral PA., Davis EM, Christensen CM, Vuchetich PJ, Nystrom KK. Development of an advanced pharmacy student internship program at a community hospital., ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, 59D, 2009
  • 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
  • Nystrom KK, Foral PA, Davis EM, Christensen CM, Ward A, McCoy TA, Galt MA. Justifying a medication reconciliation program at a community health system., International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, 40, 184, 2005
  • Christensen CM, Nystrom KK, Foral PA, Davis EM, Ward A, Strasheim LR. Evaluation of Potential Medication Errors in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, 25(10), 1532, 2005
  • Davis EM, Cronin AA, Meza JL, et al. Development of a decision model based on MUE data from surgical patients receiving antiemetic therapy for postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in an inpatient setting., International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, 37, 469E, 2002
  • Davis EM, Shull SJ, Lynch P. Patient perception of symptoms and cost-savings associated with an automatic therapeutic interchange program for proton pump inhibitors., International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, 36, Edge-14, 2001

Presentations

  • Cardiac Medication Review. Heart Failure and Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator Support Group. Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center, Omaha, NE., 2012
  • Identification of factors associated with early readmission of cardiothoracic surgical patients in a community hospital. ACCP Virtual Poster Symposium, Spring Meeting 2012. Live session May 23, 2012., 2012
  • Davis E, Stang J, Foral P, Baker T, Destache C. Identification of factors associated with early readmission of cardiothoracic surgical patients in a community hospital. ACCP Virtual Poster Symposium, Spring Meeting 2012,, 2012
  • Davis E, Stang J, Foral P, Baker T, Destache C. Identification of factors associated with early readmission of cardiothoracic surgical patients in a community hospital. ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting 2011, Poster 1-193., 2011
  • Doyle M, Dull R, Davis E, Aaronson M. Heme iron polypeptide treatment of iron deficiency anemia of chronic kidney disease Stages 3 & 4. ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting 2011, Poster 1-186., 2011
  • Davis EM, Foral PA, Baker TM, Herdzina AM, Destache C, Hardy KM. Identification of factors associated with early readmission of cardiothoracic surgical patients in a community hospital. ACCP Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. Poster 32,, 2010
  • Diabetes Medications: Where do we go from here? Discuss Avandia Controversy and Other Options. Alegent Health Diabetes Support Group. Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center, Omaha, NE., 2010
  • Kidney Health. Benson Community Health Center. Omaha, NE., 2010
  • Davis EM, Foral PA, Krueger BL, Nystrom KK, Christensen CM. Decompensated congestive heart failure: Treatment with an ultrafiltration device and anticoagulation methods. ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting 2009, Poster., 2009
  • Pharmacology Review of Cardiac Medications. Nurse CEU. Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center, Omaha, NE., 2009
  • Medications for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma. Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Support Group. Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center, Omaha, NE., 2008
  • Ryan-Haddad A, Davis EM, et al. Enhancing the Health Fair Experience for Older Adults Through the Health Report Card and Student Health Fair Guides. Meeting Abstracts. 109th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Chicago, Illinois, July 19-23, 2008. AJPE 2008 (3) Article 72: 36-37., 2008
  • Nurse Satisfaction Using Insulin Pens in Hospitalized Patients. Alegent Health 3rd Annual Nursing Research Day. Alegent Health Lakeside Hospital, Omaha, NE, 2008
  • Jones RM, Padilla R, Alsharif NZ, Davis EM, Ohri LK, et al. Curriculum mapping: Connecting revised educational outcomes to current courses. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Mar 2008, vol. 72, pp. NIL., 2008
  • Jones RM, Padilla R, Alsharif NZ, Davis EM, Ohri LK, et al. Developing comprehensive curricular reform strategies. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Mar 2008, vol. 72, pp. NIL., 2008
  • Malesker MM, Davis EM, Hilleman DE. Evaluation of medication therapy modifications in hypertensive patients initiated on amlodipine 5 mg/day monotherapy. ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, DEC 2007, vol. 42., 2007
  • Foral PA, Pekarek A, Davis EM, Christensen CM, Ward, A, Nystrom KK. Pharmacist's potential impact for polypharmacy patients in a community based clinic. ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, DEC 2007, vol. 42., 2007
  • Davis EM, Christensen CM, Nystrom KK, Foral PA, Destache C. Nursing satisfaction of prefilled, disposable insulin pens compared to conventional insulin use in a community hospital. ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Dec 2006, vol. 41., 2006
  • Nystrom KK, Kehrli JA, Davis EM, Christensen CM, Destache C, Foral PA. Review of chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia management in a community hospital. ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Dec 2006, vol. 41., 2006
  • Outcome Evaluation of Insulin Pens Compared to Conventional Vials and Syringes in a Community Hospital. Pharmacy Practice Research & Development Seminar. Creighton University School of Pharmacy & Health Professions, Omaha, NE, 2006
  • Medications and Vaccinations: What Diabetic Patients Need to Know. Alegent Health Diabetes Support Group. Alegent Health Midlands Hospital, Papillion, NE, 2004
  • Medication Overview- Diabetes Education Series. Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2004
  • The Use of a Relational Database to Improve the Clinical Management of Congestive Heart Failure. ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, New Orelans, LA. Management Case Study MCS-18., 2003
  • Davis EM, Cronin A. Evaluation of an Institution Specific Weight-Based Heparin Protocol. ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Atlanta, GA. Poster SP-120, December 2002., 2002
  • Patient Perception of Symptoms and Cost-Savings Associated with an Automatic Therapeutic Interchange Program for Proton Pump Inhibitors. Oral invited presentation. ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Competitive Edge Live Symposium and Poster Session. New Orleans, LA., 2001
  • Hoie EB, Knight JA, Davis EM, Manouilov KK. The Effects of Postnatal Age on Gentamicin Serum Concentrations. ACCP Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL. Poster 228, October 2001., 2001
  • Interdisciplinary Case Conference on Asthma. {invited panel member, taped/live teleconference} Chadron State School of Allied Health Professionals, 2001
  • Neonatal Emergency Medication Dosing Calculator. Neonatal Performance Improvement Team Project. The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE., 2000
  • Evaluation of Gentamicin and Vancomycin Dosing in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. ACPE accredited CE. Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, TN., 1999
  • Evaluation of Gentamicin and Vancomycin Dosing in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Southeastern Residency Conference, Athens, GA., 1999
  • New Agents for the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus. Pharmacy staff education, ACPE # 013-000-99-003-L01. Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, TN., 1999
  • New Agents for the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus. Grand Rounds Presentation to University of Tennessee Internal Medicine physicians. Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, TN., 1999

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Nephrology, Cardiology, Medication Adherence, Pharmacy Clinical Practice