|Content Release Date: 4/21/2023
Expiration Date: 6/30/2024
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Credits: up to 3 contact hours (0.30 CEUs)
Activity Fee: Free
About This Initiative
Implementation science aims to discover and apply strategies that accelerate successful integration of interventions into routine practice. This initiative will provide background information on the importance of standardization in medication error reduction efforts and suggest strategies to incorporate principles of implementation science to improve uptake of standardized guidelines in clinical practice.
This course consists of six activities (see table below) and provides up to 3 hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. The review course includes instructional home-study modules with exam-style practice questions
Part 1: On-Demand Activity*
This 1.0-hour educational activity, part 1 of a series of 3, reviews the importance of standardization in providing safe patient care. Specific discussion of Standardize4Safety and the recently adopted ISMP Perioperative guidelines will be highlighted by expert speakers, with takeaways for practice-based adoption.
Part 2: On-Demand Activity**
This one-hour program, the second in a series of three educational activities, will introduce the fundamental elements of implementation science and challenge learners to identify opportunities to apply these strategies to improve adoption of standardized safety processes in their own practice setting.
|CE Credits: 1.0 hours||CE Credits: 1.0 hours|
Part 3: On-Demand Activity***
In this one-hour program, the third in a series of three educational activities, the faculty will identify implementation science techniques that could specifically aid with improved uptake of the Standardize 4 Safety initiative and the ISMP Guidelines for Safe Medication Use in Perioperative and Procedural Settings.
Part 4: On-Demand Office Hours Transcript
Three live office hours with expert faculty followed a 3-webinar series entitled Taking Medication Error Reduction Strategies in the Hospital to the Next Level: The Case for Implementation Science. This initiative provides background information on the importance of standardization in medication error reduction efforts and suggests strategies to incorporate principles of implementation science to improve uptake of standardized guidelines in clinical practice. Questions were submitted in advance and during the live office hours sessions for faculty MaryAnn Kliethermes, BSPharm, PharmD, FAPhA, FCIOM and Kaitlyn Watson, BPharm(Hons), PhD, GradCertAppPharmPrac, FHEA to address.
|CE Credits: 1.0 hour||CE Credits: none|
*Please note, this activity was presented live on March 21, 2023 you can only claim credit once for this activity; live or home study.
**Please note, this activity was presented live on May 16, 2023 you can only claim credit once for this activity; live or home study.
***Please note, this activity was presented live on June 21, 2023 you can only claim credit once for this activity; live or home study.
This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who practice in hospitals and ambulatory care clinics.
After participating in this CPE activity, learners should be able to:
The Pharmacy Team and Patient Safety Go Hand-in-Hand
ACPE Number: 0204-0000-23-428-H05-P/T
- Explain the Standardize 4 Safety Initiative, including barriers to its implementation.
- Summarize the newly released ISMP Guidelines for Safe Medication Use in Perioperative and Procedural Settings.
- Identify collaborative strategies for engaging the interprofessional team to reduce medication errors.
Fundamentals of Implementation Science
ACPE Number: 0204-0000-23-429-H05-P/T
- Identify the goals of implementation science for accelerating translation of clinical innovation and practice guidelines that enhance safety.
- Analyze the fundamental elements of implementation science.
- Develop a strategic roadmap that supports the implementation science process.
Accelerating the Uptake of Safety Initiatives and Guidelines: Role of Implementation Science
ACPE Number: 0204-0000-23-430-H05-P/T
- Recommend implementation science techniques that could support the implementation of Standardize 4 Safety.
- Select implementation science techniques that could enhance use of the ISMP Guidelines for Safe Medication Use in Perioperative and Procedural Settings.
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCP
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCP is the Director of Education at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) He has published numerous articles in the pharmacy literature, including regular columns in P&T and is a journal reviewer for the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, Pharmacoepidemiology, BMJ Open Quality, Drug Safety, and Annals of Internal Medicine. He is a chapter contributor to many textbooks including Pharmacy Management: Essentials for All Practice Settings, Essentials of Nurse Informatics, Remington and Medication Errors. He recently completed the Just Culture certification course. Mr. Grissinger serves as the Chair for the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC MERP) and is Co-Chair of the National Quality Form (NQF) Common Formats Expert Panel.
Kaitlyn Watson, BPharm(Hons), PhD, GradCertAppPharmPrac, FHEA
Health-System Impact Fellow
University of Alberta & Hypertension Canada
Founder & CEO
Disaster Pharmacy Solutions
Dr Kaitlyn Watson is a CIHR-funded Health-System Impact Fellow with Hypertension Canada, the EPICORE Centre at the University of Alberta, and the Centre for Implementation at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute focusing on implementation science and primary care. Dr Watson is an Australian registered pharmacist and an internationally recognized disaster pharmacist researcher, she wrote the foundational book 'Disaster and Emergency Pharmacy: A Guide to Preparation and Management'.
MaryAnn Kliethermes, BSPharm, PharmD, FAPhA, FCIOM
Director of Medication Safety and Quality
Mary Ann Kliethermes received a BS in pharmacy from the University of Michigan (1977) and Doctor of Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (1981). Her 45 year clinical practice includes hospital, home infusion, ambulatory practice and academia. Currently she is Director of Medication Safety and Quality at ASHP. Her expertise is pharmacist reimbursement, medication optimization, safety and quality, and new healthcare models and payment systems.
Activities can be completed in any order. Each activity consists of audio and video, an assessment, 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.
Provided by ASHP
Supported by an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.