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An Anesthesia Perspective: Tackling Medication Safety Challenges
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An Anesthesia Perspective: Tackling Medication Safety Challenges

Program Overview:
Anesthesia providers have long been considered early leaders of the patient safety movement. Their role in a number of critical processes involving medications makes them experts in the pharmacologic response, yet vulnerable to a number of medication-related safety challenges. Reports of medication errors in the surgical setting and procedural areas suggest a number of system-based factors that contribute to medication-related patient harm associated with anesthesia care, many of which can be managed through improved system-design and safe behavioral choices.

Join our speaker, a practicing anesthesiologist and ISMP's Medical Director, as he highlights a number of medication-related challenges and controversial issues associated with anesthesia care in surgical and procedural settings including:
  • The management of malignant hyperthermia (MH) and the availability of MH carts
  • Segregating and sequestering neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBs) outside of the pharmacy
  • The availability and use of appropriate reversal agents including the use of Sugammadex (Bridion) for the reversal of NMBs and liposomal rescue for bupivacaine toxicity
  • The use of ETCO2 versus pulse oximetry alone for continuous monitoring during opioid infusions
  • The safe labeling of IV infusions and syringes in the surgical setting; avoidance of syringe swap errors

Participants will have an opportunity to discuss a variety of ways to enhance medication safety in the OR and procedural settings and partner with anesthesia colleagues to reduce harm.

Intended Audience:
Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to attend together:
  • Quality and Risk Management Leaders
  • CRNAs and Anesthesiologists
  • Patient and Medication Safety Officers
  • Frontline Pharmacists, Nurses, Surgical and Pharmacy Technicians
  • Medical Staff
  • Hospital and Health System Leadership
Following completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the safe practices associated with storage, management, and use of neuromuscular blocking agents
  • Identify newer trends in rescue/ reversal agents and associated safety practices
  • Discuss the need for continuous monitoring for patients receiving continuous opioid infusions
  • Compare the safety benefits and challenges when choosing continuous ETCO2 monitoring versus continuous pulse oximetry
Ronald S. Litman, DO
Medication Director- ISMP
Pediatric Anesthesiologist- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics- Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Matthew P. Fricker, Jr., MS, RPh, FASHP
Program Director
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Horsham, PA
This webinar is approved for 1.5 hours of Pharmacy Continuing Education and 1.0 hours of Nursing Continuing Education. There is no additional charge for the continuing education credits for this webinar.
acpelogonewsmall.jpgEducational Review Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. This program is approved for 1.5 hours (0.15 CEUs) for both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Educational Review Systems is also approved for pharmacy continuing education by the state of Florida.

Live Continuing Education Credits must be completed by 7/27/2016. We are unable to process the request after this date.
Enduring Continuing Education Credits will expire on 6/27/2018 but must be completed within 30 days of the date you watched the program. We are unable to process the request after this date.

You may return most items sold by ISMP within 30 days of shipping for a refund less the cost of shipping and handling.  We do not charge a restocking fee.  All refunds will be made in the form of a check regardless of the original form of payment. We cannot accept returns on our videos "Building System Safeguards for the Safe Use of High-Alert Medications", "Patient Safety Requires a Team Effort", "Patients Play a Vital Role in Patient Safety", "Medical Leaders in Patient Safety", or any item that is not returned in its original condition, is damaged, or is missing parts.

CD- "An Anesthesia Perspective: Tackling Medication Safety Challenges" (6/27/2016)
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