April N. Smith, PharmD, BCPS
April N. Smith, PharmD, BCPS

April N. Smith, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Expertise/Specializations

  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) October 2008 - Present

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Pharmacy Practice

Position

  • Associate Professor

Education

  • Master of Arts in Management Doane College 2008
  • Doctor of Pharmacy Creighton University 2007
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology and Spanish Doane College 2003
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency Nebraska Medicine July 2007-June 2008

Certifications

December 2009 - Present, BCPS Certification, No. 3091117 June 2007 - Present, Nebraska Registered Pharmacist, No. 12691 August 2003 - Present, Basic Life Support Provider, American Heart Association April 2006, APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery Certificate

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Book Chapter: Nutritional Deficiencies after Bariatric Surgery. Book 3. Ambulatory Care Self-Assessment Program, 2017. Nutritional/Gastroenterologica Care. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2017., 2017
  • Book Chapter: Pancreatitis. In: Murphy JE, Lee MW, eds. Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program, 2016 Book 2. GI/Fluids and Nutrition. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2016., 2016
  • Smith AN. Book Chapter: Gastrointestinal System. Patient Assessment in Pharmacy Practice. Rhonda M. Jones. Wolters Kluwer Health; 3 edition (June 17, 2015), Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015
  • Smith AN. Book Chapter: Hepatic System. Patient Assessment in Pharmacy Practice. Rhonda M. Jones. Wolters Kluwer Health; 3 edition (June 17, 2015), Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015

Articles

  • Klug MJ, Smith AN, Price PL. A retrospective analysis of inpatient utilization of paliperidone palmitate and readmission rates. The Mental Health Clinician. Volume 4, Issue 5. September 2014., The Mental Health Clinician, 4(5), 2014
  • Smith, A. N., Hoefling, V. C. A retrospective analysis of intravenous acetaminophen use in spinal surgery patients, Pharmacy Practice, 12, 417, 2014
  • Noe, Brooke, Smith, April Development of a community pharmacy disaster preparedness manual, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 53, 432-437, 2013
  • Cohen, Andrew R., Smith, April N., Henriksen, Brian S. Postoperative Opioid Requirements Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in Patients Receiving Continuous Bupivacaine Through a Pump System: A Retrospective Review, Hospital Pharmacy, 48, 479-483, 2013
  • Davis E, Foral P, Dull R, Smith A. Review of insulin therapy and pen use in hospitalized patients. Hospital Pharmacy. 2013;48(5):396-405., Hospital Pharmacy, 48(5), 396-405, 2013
  • Smith, April, Henriksen, Brian, Cohen, Andrew Pharmacokinetic considerations in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 68, 2241-2247, 2011
  • Ramsdell TH, Smith, AN, Kerkhove E. Compliance with updated sepsis bundles to meet new sepsis core measure in a tertiary care hospital.  Hospital Pharmacy. 2017. 52(3);177-186. , 52 (3), 177-186

Presentations

  • A growing problem: absorption issues related to bariatric surgery.  GI/Liver/Nutrition PRN Focus Session.  American College of Clinical Pharmacists Annual Meeting.  Phoenix, AZ. , 2017
  • Teaming up for ERAS: Example from Bariatric Surgery.  Perioperative Care PRN Focus Session.  America College of Clinical Pharmacists Annual Meeting.  Phoenix, AZ. , 2017
  • Pharmacist's Role on the Bariatric Surgery Team.  Midwest College of Clinical Pharmacists Local Meeting.  Omaha, NE.  , 2017
  • Surgical and Non-Surgical Management of Obesity. Presentation and Workshop. Invited faculty at the 2nd annual Advancing Practice Through Patient Centered Care conference. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates., 2017
  • The Pharmacist’s Role on the Bariatric Surgery Team. Invited faculty at the 2nd annual Advancing Practice Through Patient Centered Care conference. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. April 21st, 2017., 2017
  • Neurohormonal Influences on Obesity. Invited faculty at Obesity Week (combined annual meeting of The Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery). New Orleans, LA., 2016
  • Nausea/Vomiting in Gastric Balloon Patients. Invited faculty at Obesity Week (combined annual meeting of The Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery). New Orleans, LA., 2016
  • Management of Medical Conditions Immediately after Weight Loss Surgery: Drug Interactions & Modifications. Obesity & Metabolic Syndrome: Primary Care Update. Omaha, NE., 2016
  • Understanding the Use of Obesity Medications: When, Why and How. Invited faculty at Obesity Week (combined annual meeting of The Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery). Los Angeles, CA. November 3rd, 2015., 2015
  • VTE Prophylaxis Strategies. Invited faculty at Obesity Week (combined annual meeting of The Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery). Los Angeles, CA. November 3rd, 2015., 2015
  • Integrated Health Pharmacology Course. Moderator & Course Developer. Invited faculty at Obesity Week (combined annual meeting of The Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery). Los Angeles, CA. November 3rd, 2015., 2015
  • Weight Loss Medications in a Post-op Bariatric Surgery Patient. Invited faculty at Obesity Week (combined annual meeting of The Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery). Los Angeles, CA. November 2nd, 2015., 2015
  • Periop Pharmacology – Who, What, Where, and Why All the Prep? Invited faculty/speaker at Obesity Week-end. American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. Las Vegas, NV. June 27th, 2015., 2015
  • Pharmacologic Treatment of Obesity. Invited faculty/speaker at Obesity Week-end. American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. Las Vegas, NV. June 26th, 2015., 2015
  • Integrated Health Pharmacology Course. Moderator & Course Developer. Invited faculty at Obesity Week (combined annual meeting of The Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery). Boston, MA. November 3rd, 2014., 2014
  • Drug Absorption Challenges Post-Bariatric Surgery. Invited faculty/speaker at Obesity Week (combined annual meeting of The Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery). Boston, MA. November 3rd, 2014., 2014
  • Medication Issues in the Post-Bariatric Surgery Patient. Invited speaker at the 6th annual Bariatric Symposium presented by Alegent Health Weight Management. Omaha, NE. September 12th, 2014., 2014
  • Drug Absorption Issues Post-Bariatric Surgery. Invited speaker at the Ferris State College of Pharmacy Annual Spring Seminar. Grand Rapids, MI. May 20th, 2014., 2014
  • Ricceri A, Smith A, Anderson, R. Pharmacist Identified Discrepancies in Nursing Performed Medication Histories of Hospitalized Patients and Resultant Medication Reconciliation Interventions. American Society for Health System Pharmacists MidYear Clinical Meeting. Orlando, FL, 2013
  • Pharmacology: Help or Hindrance? (A review of medications that cause weight gain and medications that induce weight loss). Invited faculty/speaker at Obesity Week (combined annual meeting of The Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery). Atlanta, GA. November 14th, 2013., 2013
  • Moderator of Focus Session: New Advances and Controversies in Nutrition. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy annual meeting. Albuquerque, NM. October 15th, 2013., 2013
  • Smith A, Foral P, Knezevich J, Monaghan M. Development of Criteria for Clinical Activities for Pharmacy Practice Faculty at Annual Evaluations. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, NM., 2013
  • Hoefling V, Smith A. A Retrospective Analysis of Intravenous Acetaminophen Use in Spinal Surgery Patients. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, NM., 2013
  • Medication Management of Chronic Diseases in the Post-Bariatric Surgery Patient. Guest speaker at the 5th annual Bariatric Symposium presented by Alegent Health Weight Management. Omaha, NE. June 21st, 2013., 2013
  • Holinej C, Price P, Smith A. A Retrospective Evaluation of Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics and Readmission Rates. College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Annual Meeting. Colorado Springs, CO, 2013
  • Hoefer S, Smith A, Kerkhove E, Kerkhove C. Impact of Rapid Blood Pathogen Polymerase Chain Reaction (RBP-PCR) coupled with pharmacist intervention to optimize antimicrobial therapy for bacteremia. American Society for Health System Pharmacists MidYear Clinical Meeting. Anaheim, CA, 2012
  • Bird J, Smith A, Breiling G. A Retrospective Review of Intravenous Acetaminophen Use in Surgical Patients. American Society for Health System Pharmacists MidYear Clinical Meeting. Las Vegas, NV., 2012
  • Medication Management of Chronic Diseases in the Post-Bariatric Surgery Patient. Invited faculty/speaker at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy annual meeting. Hollywood, FL. October 22nd, 2012., 2012
  • Klug M, Smith A, Price P. A Retrospective Analysis of Inpatient Utilization of Paliperidone Palmitate. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Hollywood, FL., 2012
  • Integrated Health Pharmacology Course: Role of the Pharmacist on the Bariatric Surgery Team. Invited faculty/speaker at the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery annual meeting. San Diego, CA. June 18th, 2012., 2012
  • Psychiatric Medication Use in the Bariatric Population. Guest speaker at the 4th annual Bariatric Symposium presented by Alegent Health Weight Management. Omaha, NE. May 11th, 2012., 2012
  • Ringgenberg B, Smith A, Grimm L. Community Pharmacy Disaster Preparedness Manual. American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA, 2012
  • Cohen A, Smith A, & Henriksen B. Post‐operative Opioid Requirements Following Roux-en‐Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) Surgery in Patients Receiving Continuous Bupivacaine Through a Pump System: A Retrospective Review. American Society for Health System Pharmacists MidYear Clinical Meeting New Orleans, LA, 2011
  • Role of the Pharmacist on the Bariatric Surgery Team. Guest speaker at the 3nd annual Bariatric Symposium presented by Alegent Health Weight Management. Omaha, NE. April 1th, 2011., 2011

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Bariatric Surgery Orthopedic Surgery General Surgery Obesity Pharmacotherapy

Awards and Honors

  • Creighton University SPAHP Educator of the Year, 2012 Graduating Pharmacy Class, 2012
  • National Jesuit Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Nu , 2006