More than 90% of hospitalized patients receive some form of intravenous medications or drug infusion therapy during their stay. Unfortunately, this delivery method is not without risks, and errors involving intravenous medications can result in significant patient harm. ISMP’s presentation will address the multi-factorial risks associated with intravenous medications and the need for adoption of proven technologies and best practices to optimize the safety and reliability of sterile compounding. Speakers will discuss safety strategies for infusion therapy and address specific ways to resolve challenges related to operationalizing technology in a variety of pharmacy settings with differing levels of resources.
- Describe the evolution of quality and safety in infusion therapy
- Identify the most common unsafe practices and at-risk behaviors related to the preparation and administration of sterile medications that are associated with patient harm.
- Discuss the implementation of infusion-related technologies (IV workflow systems, barcode verification, gravimetric analysis) designed to support safe practices during sterile compounding.
- List key factors that should be considered when justifying the acquisition of technology to improve the reliability of sterile compounding.
Expiration Date: 02-15-2020
This course is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
This free CE activity for Pharmacy Technicians is provided by ProCE, Inc. and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) with the Universal Activity Number of 0221-9999-18-077-H05-P/T.
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