ASHP Midyear 2017

ISMP Names Top Medication Safety Issues of 2017
Given the crucial role that pharmacists play in promoting and ensuring medication safety, it is important to that they remain educated on common medication errors and ways to prevent them, according to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
Best Approaches to Adopting New Pharmacy Workflow Technologies
In this clip, Mathen talks about why he wanted to share his hospital's experience with the technology and how it can potentially help other hospitals approach the implementation process. 
Implementing New Technology at Texas Children's Hospital
At the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition, Andrea White, PharmD, Pharmacy Administrative Resident at Texas Children's Hospital, discussed her presentation on Baxter's DoseEdge System, including the implementation process that Texas Children's Hospital underwent to adopt the new technology in their institution and assess the system's benefits. 
Titration Programming: How to Protect Against Dosing Errors in High-Risk Infusions
To ensure the safe infusion of high-alert medications, titrations need to be protected from harmful dosing changes, according to a poster presentation at the 2017 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition.
 
8 Recent Clinical Trials on Diabetes Medication
The understood link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) has played a key role in shaping clinical trials on diabetes medications, according to a presentation at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition.
 
Pharmacists: Embracing Technology to Better Deliver Care
Dr. Baird said that it is important for pharmacy professionals to embrace these changes in technology, and he offered some advice for how to go about embracing the changes.
Reducing Medication Errors in the Hospital: What's the Best Way?
Mark's presentation and other tech talks held this week highlighted several key medication management control points that can help to minimize errors.
What Are the Key Data Points Necessary to Treating Patients with Infectious Diseases?
Pharmacists at Oklahoma State University Medical Center (OSUMC) are fighting infectious diseases with cutting-edge technology.
What Input Is Key for Smart Infusion Pump Functionality?
In this clip, Baxter Pharmacy Consultant Jason Demuth discusses the importance of building a master library for smart pumps.
Smart Infusion Pumps Provide Safety Benefits, But Work to Be Done
Although administering intravenous (IV) medication via smart infusion pumps has led to improvements in patient safety, common errors persist with the use of these devices, according to a presentation at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition.
 
What Role Should Hospital Pharmacists Play in Communicating with Physicians?
At the ASHP Midyear 2017 meeting, Amy Westmoreland, pharmacy manager and clinical pharmacist at Carilion Giles Community Hospital discusses the importance of collaboration between hospital pharmacists and physicians. 
ASHP Kicks Off Pharmacy Technician Forum
Current pharmacy technician members of ASHP will be automatically incorporated into the forum.
ASHP Midyear Kicks Off
ASHP officials took time to recognize some of their own.
LEAP Awards 2017: Best Practices in Pharmacy
Several people were honored this week at Baxter Healthcare Corporation’s Leadership Excellence Awards in Pharmacy, or LEAP, ceremony.
 
Must-See Sessions for ASHP Midyear 2017
ASHP’s 2017 Midyear Clinical Meeting is set to begin, and Plantsvszombies.info will be on site covering it.
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