Updates in IV Workflow Technology Planning and Implementation

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-21-074-H07-P, 0204-0000-21-074-H07-T
Release Date: September 14, 2021
Expiration Date: September 14, 2024
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.5 contact hours, (0.15 CEU) no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – Not Available

Accreditation for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

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

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.

Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists, technicians and informatistics working with automated workflow management systems.

Activity Overview

IV workflow automation can be utilized to ensure the safety and efficiency of sterile compounding. Five pharmacy experts across the country share their implementation journeys, and discuss new features to support and optimize these systems, and challenges the pharmacy profession and technology still face to safeguard sterile compounding practices. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss strategies for successful s automated IV workflow management system implementation.
  2. List new technologies available for automated IV workflow management systems.
  3. Describe medication safety challenges associated with automated IV workflow management systems.

Schedule of Educational Activities

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

Faculty Information

  • Ashley Bowden, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, Pharmacy Operations Manager, University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Renee Barker, Pharm.D., BCSCP, Sterile Products Manager, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital – Stanford, Palo Alto, CA
  • Nicholas Capote, Pharm.D., M.S., BCSCP, Pharmacy Manager, Sterile Compounding, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Susan Flaker, Pharm.D., RPh, SEMN Regional Director of Pharmacy, Rochester, MN
  • Kyle Mulloy, Pharm.D., M.S., Manager, Pharmacy Operations, Cook Children’s Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX
  • Moderator: Sarah Bledsoe, Pharm.D., M.S.H.A., CPHIMS, BCSCP, Senior Director, Pharmacy, Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, UMKC School of Pharmacy, Kansas City, MO

Faculty Disclosures

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.

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