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Implementation of Best Practices for Safer Insulin Pen Use: Stories from the Frontline

   

 

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(On-Demand Webinar Recording, $125*)

 
NOTE: Pharmacists or Pharmacy Technicians that attended this live CE webinar that was held on March 28, 2017, AND received CE credit are NOT eligible to also receive CE credit for this home-study activity.

 

OVERVIEW

A variety of insulin pen injectors (collectively called "pens") are currently available in the US, with more products and concentrations becoming readily available every year. Intended primarily to facilitate easy and accurate outpatient self-administration of insulin, pen devices are also used in many hospitals across the US. There are a number of benefits to choosing insulin pens over vials including having a pre-labeled product in a ready-to-use form, lessening insulin waste, and giving the patient an opportunity to master administration techniques with the same device they are likely to use to administer insulin after discharge.

Despite these advantages, a number of hospitals have been significantly concerned about the use of pen devices because of the potential for blood-borne pathogen transmission if the pen device would be accidentally used on more than one patient. Such inadvertent multi-patient use of pen devices has been widely publicized in the media, effecting thousands of patients as far back as 2009.

While many organizations using pens have adopted a number of manual strategies to reduce the frequency of pen mix up or reuse, none are quite so promising for safety than the best practice distribution of a patient-specific pen from pharmacy with support of an integrated CPOE and barcoding system. Join ISMP and our expert faculty as they describe the challenges faced at their organizations to ensure the safety of insulin pen use, and the steps they each have taken to implement best practices to enhance the safety of insulin pen use. In addition, our speakers will describe a number of risk identification measures used to alert practitioners to the potential use of an insulin pen on more than one patient.

TARGET OR INTENDED AUDIENCE

The target audience for this activity includes Hospital and Health System Leadership, Quality and Risk Management Leaders, Physician, Pharmacy, and Nursing Leaders, Patient and Medication Safety Officers, Frontline Practitioners, Certified Diabetic Educators, and Clinical Pharmacy Staff.
 

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Describe the benfits and risks assoiated with insulin pen in a hospital setting
  • Describe how patient-specific barcoding can be implemented to enhance the safety of insulin pen use in the hospital
  • Explain how the use of real time alerts can reduce the risk of blood and body fluid exposure resulting from use of an insulin pen on more than one patient

FACULTY

Moderator:
Michael Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon.), DPS (hon.), FASHP
President, ISMP

Speakers:
Amy F. Rosenberg PharmD, BCPS
Medication Safety Specialist
Shands at the University of Florida
Department of Pharmacy Services

Melissa Carlson Pharm.D., BCPS
Assistant Director of Clinical Services and Medication Safety Officer
University of Minnesota Medical Center

ACCREDITATION

Release Date: March 28, 2017
Expiration Date: January 31, 2019 

This webinar is approved for 1.5 hours of Pharmacy Continuing Education and 1.0 hours of Nursing Continuing Education. There is no additional charge for the continuing education credits for this webinar.

Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians

Educational Review Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. This program is approved for 1.5 hours (0.15 CEUs) for both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Educational Review Systems is also approved for pharmacy continuing education by the state of Florida.

 

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*Up to 15 participants can access the On-Demand Recording and claim CE.
 

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.