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Replacing Old Practices with New Paradigms: Adopting Safe Practices for IV Push Medications

   

 

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NOTE: CE Credit is not available for this activity.

 

Original Broadcast Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

OVERVIEW

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 webinar will describe the latest changes in procedural and practice expectations and will educate participants about 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.

TARGET OR INTENDED AUDIENCE

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

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify the most common unsafe practices and at-risk behaviors associated with the 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 IV Push Guidelines.
  • Recognize the role of nursing leadership in the attainment of safe IV push practices in adults.

TOPICS AND FACULTY

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

Push Medication Use: Understanding the Risk and Safety Challenges
Michelle Mandrack, MSN, RN Director of Consulting Services, ISMP

Advancing Medication Safety: ISMP Safe Practice Guidelines for Adult IV Push Medications
Susan Paparella, MSN, RN Vice President, ISMP

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.