Available Until 5/28/2023

Resource Utilization Oversight for Limited Supply Medications

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-20-008-H04-P
Release Date: May 28, 2020
Expiration Date: May 28, 2023
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members/Non-Member – Free

 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

Healthcare clinicians and leaders are forced to make challenging decisions related to prioritizing medication use during times of limited access, requiring careful consideration to ensure patients with the greatest need receive medications while responsibly rationing supply. This happens most often in the setting of a medication shortage. Lately, however, hospitals and health systems are being called upon to determine criteria for use for medications used to treat SARSCoV-2 infection (COVID) and medications for supportive care. ASHP guidelines on managing medications in short supply calls for the development of an interprofessional resource allocation committee to oversee allocation of scarce medications and resources. In this webinar, hear from leaders who have operationalized committees like this to make these important decisions in their institutions.


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

Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of ASHP members engaged in or seeking to engage in decisions related to allocating limited access to medications to patients that meet criteria for use.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss appropriate treatment for a child diagnosed with influenza based on current evidence.
  • Explain the need for establishing criteria for use for medications in short supply;
    Develop a framework to develop and operationalize decisions related to medication selection for high priority patient populations; and
  • Evaluate the impact of decisions related to allocating medications to ensure standard-of-care and the medication use cycle is not compromized.

Schedule of Activities

  • Introduction and Announcements
  • Presentation
  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion


  • Kuldip R. Patel, Pharm.D., Interim Chief Pharmacy Officer, Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer, Duke University Hospital
  • Rita Shane, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCSHP, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Brian G. Swift, Pharm.D., M.B.A., Enterprise Vice President / Chief Pharmacy Officer, Associate Dean of Professional Affairs, Jefferson College of Pharmacy, Jefferson Center
  • Moderator: Anna Legreid Dopp, Pharm.D., Senior Director, Clinical Guidelines & Quality Improvement, ASHP


In accordance with the ACPE's and ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support, anyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity is required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. In accordance with these Standards, all potential conflicts of interest have been resolved. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/domestic partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the activity content over which the individual has control.

As defined by ACCME, a commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The Standards for Commercial Support do not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. The existence or non-existence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the activity.

  • All planners, presenters, reviewers, and ASHP staff report no financial relationships relevant to this activity.

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of a 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 eLearning Portal. 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. Claim your CE at http://elearning.ashp.org. 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.