Overview

My research focus is medication use and pharmacy practice. I am involved in studies and quality assurance projects looking at the safety and effectiveness of our current treatment protocols. I am also interested in how pharmacists can best provide care for hospitalized children. My pharmacy practice in pediatric emergency medicine allows me to identify clinical problems that can be developed as research questions.

Publications

Pediatric Obesity: Pharmacokinetics and Implications for Drug Dosing.
Kendrick JG, Carr RR, Ensom MH
DOI: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2015.05.495
PubMed: 26361823
09/2015

The invisible white coat: awareness of pharmacists in a neonatal intensive care unit.
Bajwa R, Kendrick JG, Carr R
PubMed: 25214661
07/2014

Standard-dose versus high-dose acyclovir in children treated empirically for encephalitis: a retrospective cohort study of its use and safety.
Kendrick JG, Ensom MH, Steer A, White CT, Kwan E, Carr RR
DOI: 10.1007/s40272-014-0066-4
PubMed: 24497110
06/2014

Stability of propranolol in extemporaneously compounded suspensions.
Ensom MH, Kendrick J, Rudolph S, Decarie D
DOI: 10.4212/cjhp.v66i2.1234
PubMed: 23616676
03/2013

Safety and Effectiveness of Dexmedetomidine in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (SAD-PICU).
Carney L, Kendrick J, Carr R
DOI: 10.4212/cjhp.v66i1.1208
PubMed: 23467635
01/2013

Vomiting of oral medications by pediatric patients: survey of medication redosing practices.
Kendrick JG, Ma K, Dezorzi P, Hamilton D
DOI: 10.4212/cjhp.v65i3.1142
PubMed: 22783030
05/2012

Pharmacokinetics and drug dosing in obese children.
Kendrick JG, Carr RR, Ensom MH
PubMed: 22477800
04/2010

Basic Pharmacokinetics.
Kendrick J
2010

Is it ethical for health care organizations to charge institutions for experiential rotations?
PubMed: 22478913
07/2009

Amiodarone treatment of junctional ectopic tachycardia in a neonate receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
Kendrick JG, Macready JJ, Kissoon N
DOI: 10.1345/aph.1h148
PubMed: 16940410
10/2006

Research

Current Projects
Impact of Dexamethasone Dosing on Asthma Outcomes in the Pediatric Emergency Department – This retrospective cohort study will review the emergency department management of children with asthma over a 2 year period. We are interested to know if there is any difference between two different dosing regimens for dexamethasone, a steroid used in the acute management of asthma.

Patient and Caregiver Self-Referral to Clinical Pharmacists in the Pediatric Setting – Pharmacists play a significant role in patient care, both in the community and the hospital setting. In the community, pharmacists are easily accessible to patients; however in the hospital, patients may be unaware that a pharmacist is part of their healthcare team. For this study, we plan to develop and pilot a program that will allow hospitalized patients and their caregivers to self-refer to their clinical pharmacist.

Pharmacist Assessment of Health Literacy in Children and Caregivers – As part of this study, pharmacists assessed health literacy as part of their routine clinical practice. They trialed four different health literacy assessment tools in children and caregivers. We surveyed pharmacists to determine which tool they preferred and how feasible it would be for them to assess health literacy in routine practice.

Honours & Awards

Pharmacotherapy Best Practices Award (2013) for: The Safety and Effectiveness of Dexmedetomidine in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (SAD-PICU), Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacy