Enhancing Patient Safety Through Quality Medication Management

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Monday, August 29
1 - 2 p.m. (CT)
2 - 3 p.m. (ET)
Noon - 1 p.m. (MT)
11 a.m. - Noon (PT)

In 2000, the IOM estimated that between 44,000-98,000 Americans die each year as a result of medication errors. They also noted that 1:50 admissions experienced a preventable adverse drug event. More recently, a study at Mass General Hospital cited drug-related errors in 50% of their surgical procedures. Dr. Vitcov will discuss medication management issues providers face in the ambulatory setting today as well as how to mitigate the risks of errors and to improve patient safety.


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ASHRM Members $99 $49
Nonmembers $99


Guest Speaker

Dr. Steven Vitcov Dr. Steven Vitcov
Medical Director
Presidio Surgery Center

  • Bio
    Dr Vitcov is a staff Anesthesiologist at California Pacific Medical Center and is the Medical Director at Presidio Surgery Center. His professional interests span the full range of Anesthesiology from outpatient procedures to critical care cases and cardiac anesthesia. As a member of the cardiac anesthesia team he performs anesthesia for complex heart cases requiring full cardiopulmonary bypass support, ventricular assist device placement, heart transplantation, plus traditional and robotic heart surgery. He also is active in anesthesia for implantable pacemaker-defibrillators, complex atrial and ventricular electrophysiology procedures, and major vascular surgery. His critical care anesthesia practice includes organ transplantation (kidney, pancreas, heart), complex neurosurgery (cerebral angiography and intervention, intracranial tumor and vascular surgery, spine surgery), thoracic surgery (lung, vascular) and care of critically ill patients. As medical Director of Presidio surgery center he has honed his skills with all aspects of outpatient anesthesia including advanced ultrasound guided regional anesthesia, fast track total joint replacement, and a wide range of outpatient procedures from orthopedics, general surgery, otolaryngology, and urology. Finally, Dr Vitcov provides anesthesia for cosmetic surgery at private office operating rooms and anesthesia for fertility procedures at a San Francisco’s Pacific Fertility Center.


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.

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.