This edition provides
insight into the exciting relationship between emerging technologies and improved patient safety through medication error and adverse
drug event reduction. You will hear from several hospital pharmacy thought leaders, people who have seen automation benefits firsthand
and who are in the best position to share their learning with you. While several technologies have entered our daily practice, many
hospitals have yet to fully implement important new systems. This program will enable you to evaluate, prioritize and implement systems
to reduce preventable adverse events.
The program begins by defining frequently used terms, providing a solid foundation for discussion and action. Our panel will also
present the benefits and consequences of automated systems and help you "close the loop" in your medication use processes. The
importance of a multi-disciplinary approach will also be discussed. Finally, the program will provide tangible first steps on your
road to automation and improved medication use safety.
The program features interviews with 5 thought leaders in the utilization of technology to improve medication systems: Philip
J. Schneider, MS, FASHP, Director, Latiolais Leadership Program, College of Pharmacy, Ohio State University; Judy Hayes,
RN, MSN, Director, Professional Practice Quality and Staff Development, Brigham and Women's Hospital; William W.
Churchill, RPh, Director of Pharmacy Services, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Alicia S. Miller, MS, RPh, Associate
Director, Department of Pharmacy, Ohio State University Hospitals; Steve Rough, MS, RPh, Director of Pharmacy,
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.
Total Running Time: 27:50 minutes . Expiration Date: 08/29/06
This program qualifies for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) of continuing education credit.