Armbruster Receives ACCP Adult Medicine PRN Clinical Practice Award

Published on 17 November 2021

Anastasia Armbruster, Pharm.D. ’09, FACC, BCPS, BCCP, associate professor of pharmacy practice at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis, was recognized with the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s (ACCP) 2021 Adult Medicine Practice and Research Networks (PRN) Clinical Practice Award during the organization’s annual meeting in October.

Each year, ACCP’s Clinical Practice Award recognizes an ACCP member who has developed an innovative clinical pharmacy service, provided innovative documentation of the impact of clinical pharmacy services, provided leadership in the development of cost-effective clinical pharmacy services or shown sustained excellence in providing clinical pharmacy services. Members of ACCP’s Adult Medicine PRN are engaged in optimizing pharmacotherapy outcomes through the promotion of excellence and innovation in clinical practice, education and research by enhancing the knowledge, skills and productivity of PRN members.

Armbruster currently serves as a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at UHSP and a clinical pharmacist specialist in cardiology. She has a clinical practice site at Missouri Baptist Medical Center where she specializes in cardiology, collaborating with Washington University Advanced Heart Failure to optimize medication therapy, provide patient education and improve transitions of care.

“While my practice is now focused in cardiology, I completed a PGY2 residency in internal medicine, so I’ve been engaged with the ACCP Adult Medicine Practice Research Network throughout my career,” said Armbruster. “The PRNs serve to connect focus groups of clinical pharmacists to enhance professional support and collaboration. I’ve always held the Adult Medicine PRN in high regard, and it’s an honor to be recognized by this group for excellence in clinical practice which is such major focus of my professional work.”

In her role with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Armbruster serves as a resource for all cardiologists seeing patients at the facility. She has collaborated with the hospital’s community pharmacy to increase utilization of a meds-to-beds program for cardiac patients, and she works closely with the cardiac catheterization lab to improve safe medication use. In addition to an inpatient consult service, she also collaborates with her team in the outpatient setting, seeing patients after they are discharged from the hospital in clinic. At her practice site, Armbruster also serves as a preceptor for P4 students from the University.

“Providing excellent patient care is of the utmost importance to me, and being recognized with the Adult Medicine PRN Clinical Practice Award for the high level of care I’m providing means a lot,” noted Armbruster. “This is also an award granted by my clinical pharmacy peers, so this recognition represents a special milestone in my career.”

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