EDUCATION

Graduate Degree

  • Wilkes University , 2005 , Wilkes-Barre , PA

Philosophy of Care

Shortly after I began working at BCH, I became trained in compounding parenteral nutrition (PN). I really liked the way PN therapy allowed me to use both clinical and technical knowledge. I also enjoyed developing relationships with our dietitians and other members of the clinical nutrition team. Soon after, I started working with the HPN program where I started a process of reviewing records from home infusion companies to ensure our patients' HPN solutions are exactly as prescribed. As complicated as HPN solutions can be, I think it can be really helpful to have a pharmacist reviewing things to make sure your HPN and other medication therapies are as safe as possible!

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Graduated summa cum laude with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wilkes-University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 2005. Pharmacist at BCH since November 2005. Board certified nutrition support pharmacist since 2012. Member of HPN team since 2013.

Key Publications

  • Raphael BP, Jorina M, Murphy MK et. al. Innovative Discharge Process for Families with Pediatric Short Bowel Syndrome: A Prospective Nonrandomized Trial J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2018 Mar 30. doi: 10.1002/jpen.1158. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Murphy MK, Gura KM, Tascione C, Carey AN, Duggan CP, Raphael BP. Home Parenteral Nutrition and Intravenous Fluid Errors Discovered Through Novel Clinical Practice of Reconciling Compounding Records: A Case Series. Nutr Clin Pract. 2017 Month;Vol(issue):pages. doi: 10.1177/0884533617722759. Epub 2017 Month Day.
  • Raphael BP, Murphy M, Gura KM, Litman H, Dalton MK, Finkelstein JA, Lightdale JR. Discrepancies Between Prescribed and Actual Pediatric Home Parenteral Nutrition Solutions. Nutr Clin Pract. 2016 Oct;31(5):654-8. doi: 10.1177/0884533616639410. Epub 2016 Apr 18.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Board of Pharmacy Specialties, Nutrition Support Pharmacist