Medication Safety Collaborative

[108-L05] The Great Safety Debate 2018

Monday, June 4
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom 1, Level 3 (Lower Level)

ACPE Activity #0204-0000-18-108-L05-P /0204-0000-18-108-L05-T
1.50 Contact Hours | Knowledge-based

Learning Objectives:

Cynthia Von Heeringen, Sc.D. (Hon.), DPS (Hon.), M.S., R.Ph., FASHP, R.Ph.

Director, Educational Programs II
Bethesda, MD

I will be your ASHP point of contact as you plan your session. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to working with you.


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Michael C. Dejos, R.Ph., Pharm.D., BCPS

Medication Safety Officer
Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children
Wilmington, DE

Dr. Michael Claro Dejos is the Medication Safety Officer at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. He received his doctor of pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences where he developed his strong interest in medication safety. After receiving his degree, he completed a pharmacy residency at Penn State Health/St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pennsylvania and later completed a medication-use safety residency at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. At Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Mike leads the Medication Safety Committee which oversees the High Alert Medications Taskforce, the Hazardous Medications Committee, the ADR/Allergies Workgroup, and the Pyxis Utilization Workgroup. In addition, he performs medication error investigations and implements medication-use process improvement projects. Within Delaware, he is an active contributor to the efforts of the Delaware Pharmacists Society, the Delaware Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and Safe Kids Delaware. On a national level, Mike is an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and he currently serves on the Medication Safety Section Advisory Group as Vice Chair. His research and practice interests include system-level error reduction strategies, medication event detection, and clinical decision support.


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Leslie Verucci, Pharm.D., BCPS, MSN, RN, APN-BC

Nurse Practitioner
Christiana Care Health Systems
Newark, DE

i am a Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner with a Post Masters in Family Medicine. I have been involved with the care of patients across the life span in a variety of settings both in and out of the hospital. I presently work in Oncology and run a medical support unit. I also work casual for an urgent care setting. I am President of Delaware Nurses Association . I am a preceptor for both Universities within the State of Delaware and an Adjunt Facaulty for Wilmington University. I have recieved the following awards. Top Nurse, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, for Delaware Today May 2013 and finalist May 2015, Recipient of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence, 2004, Recipient of the Delaware Nurses Association, Nurse Practitioner of the Year for Clinical Excellence, 2004. I am a Member of Sigma Theta Tau, 1999, University of Delaware.


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    Maureen Burger, MSN, RN, APN-BC, MSN, CPHQ, FACHE

    Chief Nursing Officer
    Visante, Inc.
    Indianapolis, IN

    Maureen Burger (RN, MSN, CPHQ, FACHE) is the Chief Nursing Officer for the medication management consulting firm, Visante Inc. She is thrilled to be able to focus her research, writing, and consulting on medication safety, especially when it involves IV push medications and drug diversion in healthcare. Ms. Burger has numerous publications and presentations on these topics. Ms. Burger obtained a Masters degree in Critical Care Nursing from Case Western Reserve University in 1989, is certified in Healthcare Quality, and is recognized as a Fellow by the American College of Healthcare Executives. Previously she was the VP Quality, Safety, Risk, Accreditation at Indiana Unversity Health, and a consultant for Joint Commission Resources. She has many years of experience in critical care, nursing, and hospital administation. Ms. Burger lives in Indianapolis with her husband Greg, where they enjoy their passion for breeding and racing thoroughbred horses.


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      James Thomas, MSN, CPHQ, FACHE, MSN, RN, CEN

      Nurse Manager, Emergency Services
      Nemours/Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children
      Wilmington, DE

      James Thomas is the Nurse Manager of Emergency Services at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. In this role, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the only Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 1 Pediatric Emergency Department in the State of Delaware. James works collaboratively with both Nursing and Physician Leaders to develop and achieve goals to continually provide exceptional care for the 60,000 visits per year that are seen in the Emergency Department. James is a graduate of Widener University where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Nursing. After graduation, James began his career at Christiana Care in the Emergency Department. During this time James realized his passion for Leadership and he went on to earn his Masters of Science in Nursing with a focus on Leadership and Health System Management from Drexel University. In addition to advanced degrees, James is also a Certifed Emergency Nurse (CEN).


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        Jacqueline L. Olin, MSN, RN, CEN, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, CDE, FASHP

        Professor of Pharmacy
        Wingate University School of Pharmacy
        Wingate, NC

        Jacqueline (Jacky) Olin, is a professor of pharmacy at Wingate University School of Pharmacy and practices as an inpatient clinical pharmacy specialist at Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Binghamton University, a Pharm.D. from Rutgers University, and then completed a PGY1 residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey. She has many years of experience as an inpatient clinical pharmacy specialist. In her current position, Dr. Olin provides didactic and experiential education to student pharmacists and residents. Techniques for improving medication safety are incorporated into sessions with students and residents. Current service to ASHP includes Director at Large for the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners and delegate for North Carolina in the House of Delegates. Dr. Olin has been a presenter at numerous ASHP meetings, and has a number of publications related to optimizing drug therapy for inpatients.


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          Ali-Reza Shah-Mohammadi, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, CDE, FASHP, Pharm.D., M.S., FISMP, CMQ

          Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Medication Safety
          The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
          Houston, TX

          Ali-Reza Shah-Mohammadi, PharmD, MS, FISMP, CMQ received his Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biochemistry and Biology along with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Shah-Mohammadi attended the University of Houston College of Pharmacy (UHCOP) where he received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2010. Afterwards, he completed a 2 year combined MS/Residency in Health-System Pharmacy Administration at the Harris Health System and UHCOP in 2012. He continued his training with a fellowship focusing on safe medication management at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) located in Horsham, PA. Currently he is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Medication Safety at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.

          In his current position, Dr. Shah-Mohammadi collaborates alongside a team which looks to design medication processes that make it “easier to do the right thing and harder to do the wrong thing.” Some of his responsibilities include co-coordinating the efforts for the Medication-Use Safety Team, developing and leading implementation of error prevention strategies, planning, designing, and implementation of the organization’s medication-use technology and automation systems, ensuring compliance with state and federal regulatory and legal requirements relating to medication safety, building a culture of safety, influencing practice change through collaboration with other disciplines, and developing effective methods for spreading best practices throughout the organization.


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            Cedric L. Salone, Pharm.D., M.S., FISMP, CMQ, Pharm.D.

            Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
            Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
            Hines, IL

            Dr. Cedric Salone graduated from Xavier University in 2008. His career started as a retail chain pharmacist before deciding to advance his career and pursue post-doctorate residency education. He completed a PGY-1 general practice residency at Walgreens/Duquesne University with a focus on Specialty Pharmacy in Pittsburgh, PA. Having a profound interest in Medication Safety, Dr. Salone completed a PGY-2 residency in Medication Use Safety at the Edward J. Hines VA Hospital in the Chicagoland area. Currently, Dr. Salone serves as a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist at the Edwards J Hines VA Hospital within the Pharmacy Benefits Management(PBM) department. With over 10+ years experience in various areas of pharmacy, Dr. Salone is well versed in disease management, creating health promotion programs, and Medication Therapy Management. With his new endeavor, Magnolia Pharmacy Consulting Services, LLC., he hopes to arm the geriatric population and medically underserved communities with the tools needed to live a happy and healthy life through education, compassion, and collaboration with your healthcare provider to meet your specific health goals/needs. Dr. Salone was recently selected to recieve the 2018 - 40 under 40 Leaders in Minority Health Award by the National Minority Quality Forum(NMQF).


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              Fuwang Xu, Pharm.D., Pharm.D.

              Medication-Use Safety Resident
              Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
              New York, NY

              Fuwang is originally from Indianapolis, IN. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University. Fuwang worked as an inpatient oncology staff pharmacist at the Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital for three years upon graduation, prior to completing his pharmacy practice residency and oncology specialty residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. He then moved to NYC to pursue medication safety training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. His interests include medication-use safety, quality improvement, and oncology.


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                Samar E. Nicolas, Pharm.D., Pharm.D.

                Medication Safety, Quality, and Informatics Fellow
                St. Vincent Hospital
                Auburn, MA

                Samar Nicolas, PharmD, RPh is a Medication Safety, Quality, and Informatics Fellow at Saint Vincent Hospital/MCPHS University in Worcester, MA. Dr. Nicolas graduated from the Lebanese American University in 2006 and has been practicing in the community and hospital settings for over 10 years. Dr. Nicolas also holds an adjunct faculty appointment at MCPHS University and precepts pharmacy students on elective advanced experiential education in medication safety. As a fellow, Dr. Nicolas has collaborated with interdisciplinary teams at Saint Vincent Hospital to improve medication safety practices, advance quality improvement initiatives, and improve pharmacy workflow from an informatics perspective. Dr. Nicolas also serves as a Co-Chair of the Medication Safety Subcommittee, and is a member of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Falls Prevention Committee, Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Committee, and various Quality Improvement Committees. Dr. Nicolas research areas of interest include medication safety as it pertains to cardiology and infectious disease. She is also a member of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP).


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                  Danyae E. Lee, Pharm.D., Pharm.D.

                  Medication-Use Safety Resident
                  The Johns Hopkins Hospital
                  Baltimore, MD

                  Danyae E. Lee, is a Medication-Use Safety Resident at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Lee completed her PGY-1 Managed Care Residency at Kaiser Permanente Georgia in Atlanta, GA. Her interests include medication-use policy, patient safety and quality, and informatics. Upon completion of her residency, she intends to pursue a career as a medication safety officer in a health system setting.


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                    Michael R. Cohen, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), DPS (Hon.), M.S., R.Ph., FASHP

                    Institute for Safe Medication Practices
                    Horsham, PA

                    Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon.), DPS (hon.) is president of The Institute for Safe Medication Practices, a non-profit healthcare organization that specializes in understanding the causes of medication errors and providing error-reduction strategies to the healthcare community, policy makers, and the public. He is editor of the textbook, Medication Errors and serves as co-editor of the ISMP Medication Safety Alert! publications that reach over 2 million health professionals and consumers in the US, as well as regulatory authorities and others in over 30 foreign countries. He currently serves as a consultant to FDA and has served terms on the Drug Safety and Risk Management and Nonprescription Drug Advisory Committees. The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum awarded Dr. Cohen the prestigious John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award in recognition of his life-long professional commitment to promoting safe medication use and a safe medication delivery system. He became a MacArthur Fellow in 2005. In 2014 he was made an honorary member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).


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