Adding It All Up: Cost-effectiveness Considerations for Ready-to-Administer IV Push Products
|Content Release Date: 2/8/2023
Expiration Date: 2/8/2024
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Credits: up to 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs)
Activity Fee: Free
Patient safety is always a primary concern, but outside factors, including additional stress caused by COVID-19 and diversion of controlled substances, have added challenges to IV medication processes. Complicating matters is that the true costs of safety of IV drug delivery systems are unknown and extend well beyond the cost of acquiring these technologies. This educational activity will review the peer-reviewed literature relating to the selection and use of manufacturer-prepared ready-to-administer (RTA) and traditional vial products on the basis of safety, waste, and workforce considerations. The importance of incorporating cost-effectiveness data into purchasing decisions will also be described as they relate to improving care, reducing diversion, enhancing patient safety, and maximizing resources.
*Please note, this activity was presented live on December 6, 2022 as part of the ASHP 2022 Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition. You can only claim credit once for this activity; live or home study
This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists, especially chief pharmacy officers, pharmacy leaders and administrators, medication safety and compliance officers, and procurement managers who work in hospitals and health systems.
After participating in this CPE activity, learners should be able to:
ACPE Number: 0204-0000-22-427-H04-P
- Evaluate peer-reviewed literature that relates to the selection and use of manufacturer-prepared ready to administer (RTA) and traditional IV vial products.
- Explain the importance of incorporating cost-effectiveness data in the selection of IV push products.
- Identify the impact of integrating and adopting manufacturer-prepared RTA syringes within a health-system.
John B. Hertig, PharmD, MS, CPPS, FASHP, FFIP, Activity Chair
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Ryan Haumschild, PharmD, MS, MBA
Director of Pharmaceutical Services
Winship Cancer Institute
Ryan Haumschild PharmD, MS, MBA, is currently the Director of Pharmacy at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, GA. Ryan completed is undergraduate studies at the University of Central Florida and then obtained his Masters of Business Administration from South University before completing pharmacy school at the University of Florida. After receiving his doctorate of pharmacy Ryan completed a PGY1/PGY2 residency in Health System Pharmacy Administration at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center while obtaining his Master’s Degree in Health Services Pharmacy Administration from The Ohio State University. Dr. Haumschild has oversight for oncology and infusion pharmacy services, retail and specialty pharmacies, finance and 340B program, ambulatory surgical centers, and clinical pharmacy services. He has expertise in controlled substance management and hazardous drug handling. He also has responsibility within Emory Healthcare and throughout the drug supply chain for pathway development and product utilization. He has completed and published research around medication safety, specialty pharmacy, pharmacy leadership, hazardous drug compounding, and integrated facility design.
Jeffery S. Vender, MD, MCCM, FCCP
Emeritus, Harris Family Foundation Chairman
Department of Anesthesia
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Clinical Professor Anesthesiology
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
Jeffery S. Vender, MD, MCCM, MBA is the Emeritus, Harris Family Foundation Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at NorthShore University Health System in Evanston, Illinois and a Clinical Professor at the University of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He is a past member of the NorthShore University Health System Faculty Practice Associates Board of Directors, Past Chair of the Medical Executive Committee for the Professional Staff at NorthShore and previously served on Northshore’s Board of Directors. Dr. Vender served as Chair of Anesthesia from 1990-2015 and received an appointment of adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University. He served as the Director of the Critical Care Services at Evanston Hospital from 1987-2000 and the Interim Chairman at Northwestern University Department of Anesthesiology from July 1999 until October 2000. Dr. Vender has participated and Chaired numerous state and national committees of various medical organizations, edited several medical texts, has published over 135 articles and book chapters and has been an invited lecturer at over 250 national and international meetings on topics of anesthesiology, critical care, organizational change, and leadership. In addition, Dr. Vender serves as an editor and/or reviewer for many medical journals.
Relevant Financial Relationship Disclosures
The following persons in control of this activity’s content have relevant financial relationships:
- John B. Hertig ‐ Principal Investigator, Fresenius Kabi
- Jeffery S. Vender ‐ Consultant, Fresenius Kabi
All other persons in control of content do not have any relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company.
Methods and CE Requirements
Activities can be completed in any order. Each activity consists of audio, video and an evaluation. Learners must review all content and complete an evaluation to receive continuing education credit for each activity.
Follow the prompts to claim, view, or print the statement of credit within 60 days after completing the activity.
Important Note – ACPE 60 Day Deadline
Provided by ASHP
Supported by an educational grant from Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC