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Vancomycin Treatment Management in Pediatric Patient Population

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posted on 2021-12-01, 15:06 authored by Tsan-Hua TungTsan-Hua Tung

This research was to study the treatment and therapeutic drug monitoring of vancomycin, one of the most prescribed antibiotics in pediatric intensive care units in US hospitals, from a system-level perspective. A mixed-method approach was used including a workflow study (chapter 3), an informatics study (chapter 4), and a simulation study (chapter 5) to identify and evaluate discrepancies in the treatment process and the impact of such on therapeutic drug monitoring for vancomycin.


Degree Type

  • Doctor of Philosophy


  • Industrial Engineering

Campus location

  • West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Yuehwern Yih

Additional Committee Member 2

Poching C. Delaurentis

Additional Committee Member 3

Zachary J. Hass

Additional Committee Member 4

Michael B. Kays