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Changing the Safety Paradigm on IV Medication Use

  A BREAKFAST SYMPOSIUM CONDUCTED AT THE AONE 2017 ANNUAL MEETING

Changing the Safety Paradigm on IV Medication Use:
Recognizing the Risk and Taking Action
   Friday, March 31, 2017    
  7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Breakfast Symposium
Room 343-344, Baltimore Convention Center
 
  Space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. Pre-registration is for planning purposes only and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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PLEASE NOTE: Participants at ISMP's symposium must be registered to attend the AONE Annual Meeting 2017 as well.
 

OVERVIEW
Errors involving IV medications can result in significant patient harm, given the immediate bioavailability and narrow therapeutic index of many of the drugs used. This symposium will address the multi-factorial risks associated with IV medications, along with the need for proven safety technologies, practice innovation, and educational strategies to enhance safety in all phases of the medication use process. Expert speakers will describe technologies available to support safe compounding and distribution practices with IV therapy, as well as the value of adopting barcoding technology and smart infusion pumps integrated with the electronic health record (EHR) to promote safe administration at the bedside.
 

OBJECTIVES
The target audience for this activity includes nurses in health care settings. At the completion of this symposium, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the system-based causes of IV medication errors.
  • Identify the most common unsafe practices and at-risk behaviors associated with the preparation and administration of IV medications.
  • Discuss several technologies designed to support safe practice with IV medication use.
  • Recognize the role of nursing leadership in the adoption of technology and practice changes to enhance the safety of IV medication use.


 

TOPICS AND
FACULTY

Risk Associated
with IV Medication
Use: Understanding
Current Safety
Challenges

Susan Paparella, MSN,
RN, Vice President,
ISMP

Advancements in
Safe IV Medication
Use: The Time Is Now

Michelle Mandrack,
MSN, RN, Director of
Consulting Services,
ISMP

  ACCREDITATION

This CE activity is jointly provided by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), ProCE, Inc., and Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc. This activity provides 1.0 contact hour of nurse CE credit. Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Continuing education credit is earned by attending courses that address a topic directly related to management practice and are offered by organizations other than the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). We anticipate that this activity will qualify for ACHE self-reported credit. However, it is not pre-approved for ACHE credit.

 

 
     
Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
200 Lakeside Drive, Suite 200, Horsham, PA 19044
Phone: (215) 947-7797 www.ismp.org

For registration questions, contact ProCE at 1-800-748-7795.

This symposium is funded
through an educational
grant from BD.