Christopher Edwards, PharmD, BCPS

Assistant Clinical Professor

Christopher Edwards, PharmD, BCPS, assistant professor, Dept. of Pharmacy Practice and Science and clinical assistant professor, emergency medicine, the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine—specializes in emergency medicine pharmacotherapy. Edwards worked as a clinical pharmacist in the emergency department of Banner University Medical Center Tucson, before becoming senior manager, clinical pharmacy services at Banner University Medical Center Tucson.

The author of numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, he earned the William L. Fritz Preceptor of the Year Award from the University of Arizona. Edwards belongs to the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists and American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

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Education & Post Graduate Training: 

2009 PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
2010 PGY2 Specialty Residency in Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Practice, the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy

Areas of Research: 

Emergency medicine pharmacotherapy
Pain relief and sedation
Rapid sequence intubation
Trauma resuscitation

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Wong F, Edwards CJ, Jarrell DH, Patanwala AE. "Comparison of lower-dose versus higher-dose intravenous naloxone on time to recurrence of opioid toxicity in the emergency department." Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2018:1-6. PMID: 30032680
DeAngelo J, Jarrell DH, Cosgrove R, Camamo J, Edwards CJ, Patanwala AE. "Comparison of blood product use and costs with use of 3-factor versus 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate for off-label indications." Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2018;75(15):1103-1109. PMID: 29941507
Kilber E, Jarrell DH, Sakles JC, Edwards CJ, Patanwala AE. "Analgosedative interventions after rapid sequence intubation with rocuronium in the emergency department." Am J Emerg Med. 2018;36(7):1129-1133. PMID: 29157794


Culver MA, Richards EC, Jarrell DH, Edwards CJ. "Use of Prophylactic Ondansetron with Intravenous Opioids in Emergency Department Patients: A Prospective Observational Pilot Study." J Emerg Med. 2017;53(5):629-634. PMID: 28987314


Bradshaw H, Mitchell MJ, Edwards CJ, et al. "Medication Palatability Affects Physician Prescribing Preferences for Common Pediatric Conditions." Acad Emerg Med. 2016;23(11):1243-1247. PMID: 27264915