Risk Management

2018 AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention

RM-5 - Medications are Risky Business: Engaging your Pharmacy Consultants to Keep Residents and Staff Safe

Tuesday, October 9
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
CE: NAB: 1.5 | Nurses 1.5

In this unique session, attendees will hear from a nurse and pharmacist perspective on how senior living providers can collaborate with pharmacy consultants to reduce risks related to medications. Whether it is the opioid crisis, medication reconciliation, antibiotic stewardship, antipsychotics, or a safe med pass, many processes or tools can help identify and reduce risks related to medication treatment. It is not surprising that many of the tools or best practices have the interdisciplinary involvement of the pharmacist and RN woven into their framework. Adverse drug events occur more often when people receive certain types of medications or are the victims of a medication system process error. One study shows adverse drug reactions are responsible for 5 percent to 28 percent of acute geriatric hospital admissions. It is our collective responsibility to evaluate for optimal prescribing and medication administration practices and eliminate process variation or weaknesses that threaten patient safety. As the complexity grows and the stakes increase with the new RoP guidelines, it’s imperative to rely on your pharmacy partner to not only help you comply with the requirements but also set you apart from the competition. The true cost of pharmacy is about much more than the price of the pills. When a pharmacy provider collaborates and executes well, it improves quality of care, decreases survey deficiencies, and reduces overall health care costs. From medication diversion to pain management to increasing security and mitigating risk, this session covers it all, leaving attendees with actionable best practices to implement in their organizations.

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Terri Fagan, RPh, CGP

Director of Clinical Services
Consonus Healthcare

Email Address: tfagan@consonushealth.com

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Melissa Chase, BSN RN

Director of Nurse Consulting
Consonus Pharmacy

Email Address: mrobinett@consonushealth.com

Telephone Number: (971) 206-2061

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