ASHP Summer 2018
ASHP Summer 2018
5 Public Policy Issues Affecting Pharmacists
As the 2018 midterm elections approach and the 115th Congress draws to a close, it is important for pharmacists to stay informed on legislative and regulatory issues that have the potential to affect their practice.
How Is Automation and Technology Shaping the Future of Pharmacy?
In this clip, Mark Neuenschwander, President of The Neuenschwander Company, explains the role that automation and technology plays in health care, and how it will affect the future of pharmacy practice.
How Do Workflow Technologies Reduce IV Preparation Errors?
In this clip, Mark Neuenschwander, President of The Neuenschwander Company, discussed IV preparation errors and the importance of workflow technologies in reducing error rates.
Preparing for IV Drug Shortages
Patricia C. Kienle, BSPharm, MPA, FASHP, director of accreditation and medication safety at Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions, discusses the impact of IV drug shortages and the importance of preparing for these shortages.
How Will USP 800 Impact the Use of Closed System Transfer Devices in Health Care?
Fred Massoomi, PharmD, FASHP, Senior Director at Visante, explains how USP 800 regulations will drive the use of closed system transfer devices in health care.
Learning from IV Drug Shortages: Be Prepared and Proactive
Drug shortages aren’t going away anytime soon, which is why it’s important for pharmacies to put preparedness plans in place ahead of future IV shortages, according to an interactive discussion held this week at the ASHP Summer Meeting and Exhibition.
Why Pharmacists Should Stay Informed About Medical Cannabis Laws, Research

Leticia Shea, PharmD, BCACP, Associate Professor of Pharmacy at Regis University, discusses why it's important for pharmacists to stay up-to-date on the latest laws and research surrounding medical marijuana use.
Common Ethical Dilemmas Associated with Medical Marijuana
Joshua Evans, PhD, assistant professor of health care ethics at Regis University, discusses some of the common ethical dilemmas associated with medical marijuana.
A Closer Look at Closed System Transfer Devices
Fred Massoomi, PharmD, FASHP, senior director for Visante, discusses using closed system transfer devices.
Best Practices for USP 800: Identify Gaps in Compliance
In this clip, Fred Massoomi, PharmD, FASHP, Senior Director at Visante, offers advice on the best practices for USP 800 compliance, including gap analysis, individual monitoring, and education.
5 New Drugs in Primary Care That Pharmacists Should Know in 2018
For health care providers, staying up to date on drug development trends is crucial to understanding the implications of these therapies and how they can best help their patients.
Premixed Versus Compound IV Products for Patient Safety
In this clip, Dennis Killian, PharmD, PhD, Director of Pharmacy at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, compares the use of premixed with compound IV products for enhanced patient safety.
ASHP Adds Section of Specialty Pharmacy Practitioners
The new section will provide an enhanced focus on ASHP’s efforts to help its members provide optimal patient care and comprehensive medication therapy management in the specialty pharmacy environment.
ISMP Highlights Top Medication Safety Issues of 2018
Pharmacists have a crucial role to play in identifying medication safety issues and implementing best practices to prevent errors, according to the ISMP.
What Features Should You Consider When Choosing a New Infusion Pump?
In this clip, Dennis Killian, PharmD, PhD, Director of Pharmacy at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, discusses the features and functionalities to consider when purchasing a new infusion pump.
The Pharmacist's Role in Educating Patients on Medical Cannabis Use
Leticia Shea, PharmD, BCACP, Associate Professor of Pharmacy at Regis University, discusses why it's important for pharmacists to educate patients on medical cannabis use.
What Are the Benefits of Using Premixed IV Products?
Dennis Killian, PharmD, PhD, Director of Pharmacy at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, talks about the benefits of using ready-to-use, premixed IV products versus compound IV products.
ASHP Honors Student Leaders
Sponsored by ASHP and the ASHP Research and Education Foundation, the award honors student members in their second through fourth professional years of pharmacy school.
Live Coverage from ASHP Summer 2018!
Our team is on site in Denver all week covering from ASHP Summer 2018.