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Webinar Monday: IV Medication Use Processes in the Operating Room
February 16, 2016
IV Medication Use Processes in the Operating Room: Using a Human Factors Approach
Monday, February 22
1 - 2 p.m. (CT)
ASHRM is hosting the following sponsored program on Monday, February 22.
Some have titled medication use in the operating room as the "last frontier". Studies show that 1 error occurs for every 25 medications administered in the OR. Additionally, The Joint Commission and numerous other national regulators and organizations have outlined standards around medication administration and labeling in the OR that could put institutions at risk. Based on this a human factors observational study was conducted at a large academic medical center to identify system vulnerabilities and strategies to reduce those vulnerabilities around the medication use process in the OR. The observations, system vulnerabilities, and strategies to enhance quality and safety around the medication use process in the OR will be discussed.
This webinar will help participants to:
- Describe the human factors engineering (HFE) perspective and how it can be applied to advance healthcare environments and help proactively minimize and manage risk
- Identify and discuss the differences between the system vulnerabilities for preparing medications from a manufacturers drug vial vs. a pharmacy prepared prefilled syringe
- Explain strategies to improve medication safety during the course of administering an anesthetic for surgery
ASHRM Members: $99 $49