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Opioids in the Acute Care Setting: Safety is Within Our Reach

   

 

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NOTE: CE Credit is not available for this activity.

 

Original Broadcast Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

OVERVIEW

Opioids are one of the medication classes included in ISMP’s list of high-alert medications, which are drugs that bear a heightened risk of causing significant harm when used in error. Morphine and HYDROmorphone are both commonly used, yet remain among the most frequent opioids to cause patient harm. This webinar will explore the latest trends in opioid therapy, barriers to optimal therapy and safety, and preventable errors that involve opioids. Expert speakers will discuss the latest safety considerations for these commonly-used agents, including a surprising discussion regarding the safe use of HYDROmorphone.

TARGET OR INTENDED AUDIENCE

The target audience for this activity includes Nurses, Pharmacists, Clinical educators, Pain teams, Pharmacy and nursing managers and administrators, Medication safety and patient safety officers, Risk and quality managers, and Hospital and health system leadership.  

OBJECTIVES

At the completion of this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify system-based causes of medication errors associated with the use of opioids.
  • Describe methods to identify risk associated with the use of opioids in their organization.
  • Prioritize strategies and actions to prevent harm and improve opioid therapy for effective pain management.
  • Select appropriate opioid therapy for severe pain based on chronicity/source of pain and co-morbid medical conditions.
  • Evaluate the safety of opioid prescribing strategies.

TOPICS AND FACULTY

Introduction and Overview
Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon.), DPS (hon.), FASHP – President, ISMP

System-based Causes of Adverse Events Associated with Opioids
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCP
Director of Error Reporting Programs, ISMP

Selecting Appropriate Opioid Therapy for Severe or Chronic Pain
Maria Foy, PharmD, BCPS, CPE
Patient Care Coordinator, Palliative Care, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA

FUNDING

This non-accredited webinar is sponsored by Fresenius Kabi.

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.

    

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.