Assessing Medication Safety in your Organization: Experiences from the HAP PA-HEN ADE Collaborative

Thursday, November 19
1 - 2 p.m.(CT)
2 - 3 p.m.(ET)
Noon - 1 p.m. (MT)
11 a.m. - Noon(PT)

High-alert medications such as opioids, anticoagulants and insulin continue to be among the top medications involved in medication errors and are responsible for patient injury in all types of healthcare settings.  Identifying the risk associated with the processes and lack of knowledge around these medications is paramount in preventing harm to patients. The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority in partnership with the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network (HAP PA-HEN) managed an adverse drug event collaboration sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, knowledge and organization assessment tools were developed for participating hospitals to assess their practitioners’ current knowledge about the use of opioids as well as assess the safety of practices with high-alert medications in hospitals. Upon completion of the session, participants will identify the advantages of proactively assessing practices and processes that involve high-alert medications such as anticoagulants, insulin, and opioids to enable organizations to identify the weaknesses that exist within their medication-use systems.

This webinar will help participants to:

  • Discuss HAP PA-HEN project-specific activities to assist organizations identifying risk with the use of opioids within their facilities
  • List deficiencies in the processes with the use of opioids identified with the HAP PA-HEN organization assessments
  • Promote the use of drug-specific metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of change with the use of high-alert medications


ASHRM Members $79
Nonmembers $99


Guest Speaker

Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCPMatthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCP
Manager, Medication Safety Analysis
Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
Director of Error Reporting Programs
Institute for Safe Medication Practices

  • Bio
    Matthew Grissinger is the Director of Error Reporting Programs at ISMP as well as Manager of Medication Safety Analysis for the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority (Pa-PSA). He has published numerous articles in the pharmacy literature including regular columns in P&T and the PSA Patient Safety Advisory.


Continuing Education Credits 

This program is approved for a total of 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Education Credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow), and toward CPHRM renewal.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (CNE)
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This CNE activity is being offered for 1.0 contact hour. Contact Grecelda Buchanan at 312-422-3984 for more information. The planning committee and speakers have no conflict of interest to disclose.

Verification of Participation/Successful Completion
Live Webinars: CEs are awarded after verification of an individual’s full attendance and successful completion of an online evaluation form (evaluation link provided with handout materials).

For CE certificates, each attendee must provide their NAME or ASHRM MEMBER ID# and EMAIL address.

Contact Grecelda Buchanan at 312-422-3984 for more information.

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Cancellation Policy
Registration fees, minus a 50 percent cancellation fee, are refundable only if written notice is postmarked no later than 10 business days before the session date. All cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing to: ASHRM, 155 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60606; or fax 312-422-4580.