Available Until 2/28/2027

Full House: Handling Boarding Patients in the Emergency Department

Planned in cooperation with the SCSS SAG on Emergency Medicine

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-24-043-H05-P
Release Date:  February 29, 2024
Expiration Date: February 28, 2027
Activity Type: Knowledge-based 
CE Credits:  1.0 contact hour, (0.10 CEUs)
Activity Fee: Member – Free / Non-Member – Not Available 

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Activity Overview 

Emergency departments continue to deal with large volumes of patients admitted to the hospital from the ED waiting for inpatient rooms.  This increase in “holding” or ”boarding” patients can impact patient care and medication safety for both these patients and the patients treated in the emergency department.  This webinar will discuss these impacts and novel ways pharmacy teams have worked to overcome these limitations while providing safe medication management and care. 

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education with Commendation.

Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists who may practice in the Emergency Department and administrators with facilities that have emergency departments. 

After completing this activity, the learner should be able to…

  • Summarize the current status and impact of boarding patients in the emergency department in the U.S. healthcare system.
  • Discuss novel approaches to manage the clinical and operational aspects of patient care when patients are boarding in the emergency department.
  • Identify medication safety practices that can be implemented when boarding patients affect ED patient care. 

  • Introduction and Announcements 

  • Presentation  

  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion 

Kate Morizio, Pharm.D., BCPS
Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Banner Health – University Medical Center
Tucson, Arizona 

Jim Priano, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Emergency Medicine
Advent Health
Orlando, Florida 

Ruben Santiago, Pharm.D. BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Emergency Medicine
Jakcson Memorial Hospital
Miami, Florida 

Katelyn R. Dervay, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS, FASHP
Inpatient Pharmacist
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
Landstuhl, Germany 

Relevant Financial Relationship Disclosure

In accordance with our accreditor’s Standards of Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, ASHP requires that all individuals in control of content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if they have had a financial relationship with an ineligible company in any dollar amount in the past 24 months and the educational content that the individual controls is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. 

An ineligible company is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The presence or absence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. 

  • No one in control of the content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship (RFR) with an ineligible company. 

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of recordings of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the activity in its entirety to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP Learning Center. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity. 

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned. Once you have processed and claimed your CE credit, we encourage you to check your NABP eProfile account to verify your credits were transferred successfully before the ACPE 60-day deadline. It is an electronic direct-report process so your credits should appear in your account within a few minutes. After the 60 day deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to report your credit(s) for this activity.