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Infusion Management Technology: Real-World Lessons to Demonstrate Value

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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.

 

Activity Description

In today’s healthcare environment, medical devices are no longer viewed as isolated entities. The value of a device increases dramatically when it is a component of an aggregate process. In the case of infusion management, the connection between smart pumps and the electronic health record creates a closed-loop process that minimizes clinician error and immediately documents infusion data. This CE activity describes the value of a closed-loop infusion management process, emphasizing medication safety and work flow benefits to the multidisciplinary team.

Learning Objectives

The target audience for this CE activity is pharmacists. After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Summarize the most common types of medication errors in hospital settings

  • Describe the components of a closed-loop process for administration of drug infusions

  • Describe the pharmacist’s role in integrated infusion management

  • Outline the benefits of integrated infusion management in terms of patient safety, work flow efficiency, and institutional cost savings

Faculty

Donald “Chip” Gerhart, Jr., RPh
Quality Assessment Manager
Department of Pharmacy
York Hospital
York, Pennsylvania

Kristen L. O’Shea, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Clinical Transformation Officer
WellSpan
York, Pennsylvania

Rebecca R. Prevost, PharmD
Medication Safety Officer
Florida Hospital
Orlando, Florida

CE Accreditation

Pharmacists

This CE activity is co-sponsored by ProCE, Inc. and Hospital Pharmacy. ProCE, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-13-020-H05-P has been assigned to this knowledge-based, home-study activity (initial release date 04-05-13). This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. This CE activity is provided at no cost to participants. Statements of credit will be issued online upon completion of the evaluation and the post-test with a score of 70% or higher. No partial credit will be given.

Release Date: 04-05-2013
Expiration Date: 04-05-2016

Disclosure

It is the policy of 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. Mr. Gerhart has served as a consultant and/or speaker for Hospira. Ms. O'Shea has served as a consultant and/or speaker for Cerner and Hospira. Dr. Prevost has no relevant commercial 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 the use of drugs for unlabeled indications. Use of drugs outside of labeling should be considered experimental and participants are advised to consult prescribing information and professional literature.

Funding

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Hospira, Inc.

 

 

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.