Strategies for the Management of Drug Shortages

August 20, 2019

The activity presenter is a subject matter expert on medication management from the Joint Commission perspective as he is a joint commission surveyor. The changing standards will be addressed as well as Q&A helping to provide valuable information and serve to narrow information gaps for meeting participants.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists

Learning Objectives

  • Describe successful drug shortage management strategies
  • Describe institutional communication strategies for drug shortages
  • Describe how effective strategies and planning have minimized the disruption to patient care
  • Describe challenges, barriers, and lessons learned when managing drug shortages
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/20/2019 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
08/20/2019 - 1:00pm CDT
Live via webinar
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and speakers have nothing to disclose
Planning commitee members:
Michael Cotugno, BS, PharmD
Director, Pharmacy
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Farah Barada, PharmD
Pharmacy Practice Coordinator - Outpatient Oncology Services 
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Lynda Stencel, BSBA
Senior Director, Pharmacy & Supply Networks
Course reviewer:
Kristi Kuper, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Manager, Infectious Diseases
Kruti Shah, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Drug Information and Drug Policy Development Department of Pharmacy and Drug Information
Grady Health System
Jeffrey Pilz, PharmD, MPA, MS, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Drug Information
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Michael D. O’Neal, DPh, MBA
Director-Pharmacy Procurement & Inventory Management
Vanderbilt University
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: JA0006103-0000-19-110-L04-P

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist


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