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Advancing Medication Safety for Adult Patients Receiving IV Push Therapy

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To Participate

To participate in this continuing education activity:

  1. Review the activity description and objectives.
  2. View the activity.
  3. Complete the online post-test and activity evaluation.

NOTE: If you attended the live CE activity titled "Advancing Medication Safety for Adult Patients Receiving IV Push Therapy" that was held on December 9, 2015 during the 50th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana AND received CE credit (i.e. a pharmacist CE statement with ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-15-258-L05-P), you are NOT allowed to also receive CE credit for this home-study activity.

Activity Description

While much emphasis has been placed on the improvement of IV infusion safety, there remains a limited amount of standardized safe practices associated with IV push injection safety. This activity will describe the need to replace old practices with new paradigms and will educate participants about new Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) guidelines for adult IV push medications, which were developed as a result of a national summit. Expert speakers will discuss strategies for identifying and managing the risks associated with IV push injection, including those associated with unsafe unit-based preparation, unsafe injection practices, and limited training and guidance.

Learning Objectives

The target audience for this activity includes pharmacists. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the most common unsafe practices and at-risk behaviors associated with the unit-based preparation and administration of IV push medications to adults.
  • Discuss safe practices associated with the use of IV push medications for adults.
  • Describe the anticipated challenges to the implementation of ISMP’s Safe Practice Guidelines for Adult IV Push Medications.
  • Recognize the role of all stakeholders in the attainment of safe IV push practices in adults.

Faculty

Michelle Mandrack, MSN, RN
Director of Consulting Services
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Horsham, Pennsylvania

Susan Paparella, MSN, RN
Vice President
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Horsham, Pennsylvania

Allen Vaida, PharmD, FASHP
Executive Vice President
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Horsham, Pennsylvania

Disclosure

It is the policy of ISMP and ProCE, Inc. to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its continuing education activities. Faculty must disclose to participants the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship with the manufacturer of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation. Michelle Mandrack, Susan Paparella, and Allen Vaida have no relevant commercial and/or financial relationships to disclose.

Please note: The opinions expressed in this activity should not be construed as those of the CME/CE provider. The information and views are those of the faculty through clinical practice and knowledge of the professional literature. Portions of this activity may include unlabeled indications. Use of drugs and devices outside of labeling should be considered experimental and participants are advised to consult prescribing information and professional literature.

CE Accreditation

Release Date: 02-22-2016
Expiration Date: 02-22-2018

Pharmacists

This CE activity is jointly provided by ProCE, Inc. and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-16-022-H05-P has been assigned to this knowledge-based, home-study activity. This CE activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers, and is provided at no cost to participants. Completion of an evaluation and post-test with a score of 70% or higher is required to receive CE credit. CE credit will be uploaded to NABP/CPE Monitor. No partial credit will be given.

Funding

This activity is supported by an educational grant from BD.

 

The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, Inc. or the commercial sponsor. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

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