IV Automation for All Sterile Compounding – The URMC Journey in Adopting and Implementing IV Automation Technology

October 22, 2019

A crucial safety step in ensuring the accuracy of compounded sterile preparations is ensuring the right drug and right amount during the verification of ingredients. The session will discuss have technology can assist during this crucial step and not only prevent medication errors but improve operational efficiency.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians

Learning Objectives

Pharmacist learning objectives

1. Describe the process for evaluating, adopting, and implementing IV technology
2. Describe the patient safety and Pharmacist oversight advantages of leveraging technology in IV compounding
3. Discuss results of IV implementation to date and impact on patient safety

Pharmacy technician learning objectives

1. Describe the adoption of technology to assist IV compounding and changes to process
2. List the key benefits of IV workflow and automation for pharmacy technicians
3. Describe the results of IV automation implementation and the value added for pharmacy technician involvement
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/22/2019 - 1:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
10/22/2019 - 2:00pm CDT
Live via Webinar
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and speakers have nothing to disclose
Planning committee members
Katrina Harper, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Senior Clinical Manager
Jackie Stokes, BA
Pharmacy Program Manager
Course reviewer
Katrina Harper, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Senior Clinical Manager
David Webster, RPh, MSBA
Associate Director of Pharmacy
University of Rochester Medical Center
Joint 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.
Designation Statements:
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-19-199-L07-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-19-199-L07-T
Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance


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