The new medication management standards published by the Joint Commission on the
Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) offer hospital pharmacists exciting challenges
and opportunities. These stnadards, which are more prescriptive than those of the past, provide
hospital pharmacists with the backing they need to implement policies and procedures meant to achieve
unprecedented levels of patient safety.
In this video, recognized expertes come together to dicsuss the new JCAHO standards, to provide
an overview of their impact on medication management, and to explain the reshaping of the accreditation
process and how it will impact pharmacists.
After reviewing this program, pharmacists will have achieved a basic understanding of the
prospects presented by the new JCAHO medication management standards. Pharmacists will also
have taken a first step toward integrating these rigorous guidelines into their own hospital pharmacy
programs in order to prevent future medication errors and to enhance a hospital-wide commitment
to medication safety.
The program features interviews with 6 thought leaders;
Darryl S. Rich, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, Associate Director, Surveyor, Development and Management, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations;
Robert A. Wise, MD, Vice President - Standards, Division of Research, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations;
Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD, President, Institute of Safe Medication Practices;
Sonja A. Nisson, RPh, PharmD, Pharmacist Surveyor, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Regional Manager,
Pharmacy and Diabetes, Asante Health System;
Russel P. Massaro, MD, FACPE, Executive Vice President for Accreditation Operations, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations;
Patricia Kienle, RPh, MPA, Medication Safety Manager, Pharmacy Management, Cardinal Health
Total Running Time: 25 minutes . Expiration Date: 8/20/05