2022 Stronger - P123 - Strategies for Creating a Safer Decentralized Pharmacy - On Demand

Missing medication doses is a near global issue for health care systems, leading to delays in patient care, decreased patient satisfaction, frustration among personnel and waste. NYU Langone Hospital – Long Island sought to mitigate these issues by leveraging its existing automated dispensing cabinets. Through intimately tailored, data-driven inventory optimization and interdisciplinary engagement, we successfully placed more medications closer to the nursing staff and patient population — significantly decreasing missing dose requests and medication administration delays, while also initiating the early steps of a safer decentralized pharmacy model.

Target Audience

  • Healthcare Quality Professionals
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Other Healthcare Professionals

Learning Objectives

Discuss how to develop a strategic action plan to reduce missed doses using pharmacy technology and unit-based inventory optimization, leading to value creation, sustainability and competitive advantage.

Explain how to streamline team-based workflows between nursing and pharmacy services lines to improve overall patient care and satisfaction.

Identify how to solve pharmacy workflow bottlenecks through decentralization to reduce pharmacy technician labor while improving technician engagement within the health system.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 0.50 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 0.50 ANCC
  • 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
  • 0.50 General CEU – Attendance
Course opens: 
09/14/2022
Course expires: 
09/21/2023

Faculty

Jake Freeman, PharmD MHA, Pharmacy Informatics Supervisor, NYU Langone Hospital – Long Island, Mineola, NY

Kim Asmus, BS/PharmD, Director of Pharmacy Services, NYU Langone Hospital  – Long Island, Mineola, NY

Disclosure

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Disclosure Statements
 
Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships
 
None of the planners, faculty, or others in a position to control content for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
 

Credit Types

 

Nurses (CNE)

Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 ANCC contacts hours.

Pharmacists (CPE)

Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 contact hours for Pharmacists. 

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Pharmacy Technicians (CPE)

Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 contact hours for pharmacy technicians. 

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Healthcare Quality Professionals (CPHQ)

This activity is approved by NAHQ® for 0.50 CPHQ CE credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)

Vizient, Inc. will award a maximum of 0.50 contact hours to all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity. These individuals will receive a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.

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Available Credit

  • 0.50 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 0.50 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 0.50 ANCC
  • 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
  • 0.50 General CEU – Attendance
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