Intensive Studies for Recertification (CE)
Educational Sessions (CE)
ACPE Activity #0204-0000-19-269-L04-P
1.50 Contact Hours | Application-based
The use of “smart pumps” for IV infusions has become widely accepted as the standard of care, particularly in the critical care setting. While smart pump technology has been shown to reduce errors with IV medication administration, many facilities have not fully optimized its safety benefits. In fact, in some cases smart pumps can contribute to, rather than prevent, medication errors. In this advanced-level program, the faculty will recommend strategies to maximize smart pump safety and promote best practices. Specific topics will include identifying improvement opportunities within drug libraries, managing drug shortages, administering bolus medications, reducing clinically insignificant alerts, and evaluating smart pump data. Faculty will also describe the advantages and challenges of successfully implementing smart pump‐electronic medical record (EMR) interoperability.
This activity is approved for Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP) and Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) recertification credit.