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.
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.
with IV Medication
Susan Paparella, MSN,
RN, Vice President,
Safe IV Medication
Use: The Time Is Now
MSN, RN, Director of
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.