Perioperative Services: Pharmacy Practice Models and Safe Medication Practices

May 4, 2022

The perioperative and procedural setting continues to present challenges with regards to safe medication practices and oversight of those practices. ISMP has identified a need for healthcare organizations to share their best practices in these settings in an effort to improve visibility in this space and assists organizations in identifying practice gaps that may impact patient safety. This webinar will provide the perspectives of four speakers and the innovative medication safety initiatives implemented at their organizations in an effort to overcome challenges and improve perioperative medication safety.  The topics discussed will highlight interdisciplinary collaboration, standardization, and other key strategies that contributed to the success of these initiatives. A Q&A session will be offered at the end of the presentation to allow for further discussion.

Target Audience


Learning Objectives

  1. Compare pharmacy operation models (i.e., centralized, decentralized, mixed) in the perioperative setting.
  2. Discuss examples of safe medication practices employed within perioperative services.
  3. Examine future opportunities to further improve safe medication practice within perioperative services.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/04/2022 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
05/04/2022 - 1:00pm CDT
Live via webinar
United States

Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose.

Planning committee members

Sybil Thomas, PharmD, MBA
Senior Director, Pharmacy
Vizient, Inc. 
Jeffrey McKenzie, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Adult Surgical Services
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Jennifer Mai, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Inpatient & Infusion Center Pharmacy Manager
UC San Diego Health, Hillcrest Campus

Clayton Irvine, PharmD, MBA, MS
Senior Manager, Oncology Cancer Care Pharmacy
Mayo Clinic

Ashley Trask, PharmD
Associate Chief of Pharmacy
University of California, Davis Health

Gregory Mak, PharmD
PGY-2 Medication Use Safety and Policy Resident
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Savine Hernandez, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident
Vanderbilt University Hospital


Kristin Harney    
PharmD, MS
Pharmacy Manager, Inpatient Operations & Perioperative Services
University Hospital & American Family Children’s Hospital, University of Wisconsin Health 

Deepa Ramaswamy, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Perioperative Services
University of California Davis Health
Zachary Hearns, PharmD, BCPS
Perioperative Pharmacy Project Manager
University of California San Francisco

Michelle Harrison, PharmD, MBA, MS
Assistant Director of Pharmacy
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System


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 Statement:

Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours. 
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-22-131-L05-P

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
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