Navigating Therapeutic Uncertainties: A Review of Recent Vizient Expert Panels

October 21, 2022

This activity will describe the Expert Panel process and the correct way to evaluate the use of tenecteplase vs alteplase and bupivacaine products in the expert panel process.  This will help the audience to understand how to address therapeutic uncertainties at their sites more effectively. 

Target Audience




Learning Objectives

Pharmacists learning objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, pharmacists should be able to: 

1.    Describe the Expert Panel process 

2.    Describe the therapeutic controversies and/or gaps in the literature around the use of tenecteplase vs alteplase in acute ischemic stroke and long-acting bupivacaine products for postsurgical analgesia 

3.    Discuss the results of the Expert Panels for tenecteplase vs alteplase in acute ischemic stroke and long-acting bupivacaine products for postsurgical analgesia


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/21/2022 - 1:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
10/21/2022 - 2:00pm CDT

John Schoen, PharmD, BCPS
Sr Clinical Manger, Drug Information

Kyle Hoelting, PharmD, BCPS
Sr Clinical Manger, Drug Information

Planning committee
Jackie Stokes, BS
Manager, Pharmacy Program 

Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS
Consulting Solutions Director


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Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0  ACPE credit hours.



Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
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