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Margaret Murphy | Education

Graduate School

Wilkes University

2005, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Margaret Murphy | 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

  1. 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]
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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!