BD Institute for Medication Management Excellence

Helping to advance the safe and efficient management of medications across the care continuum

The BD Institute for Medication Management Excellence works with customers and industry thought leaders to transform medication management in meaningful ways and engages others to join the effort. The goal is to identify and support evolutionary―and revolutionary―advancements by encouraging new ways of thinking, new methods, processes, guidelines and best practices to create a foundation for measurable improvements.

The institute strives to consistently deliver high impact thought leadership initiatives. It also works to engage with health systems, clinicians, technology partners, regulatory organizations and thought leaders to create a forum for insightful research and best practices to directly impact patient safety.

Key initiatives include:


Opioid control and management
Addressing clinical and operational medication management and drug diversion issues to define solutions for the rising opioid epidemic in acute care.

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End to end medication safety
Improving medication safety from initial compounding all the way to administration at the bedside.

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Inventory optimization
Ensuring the right medication is available when and where needed to improve patient outcomes and cost efficiencies across the continuum of care.

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Educational resources

Continuing education webinar
Please join us for the final live webinar of the series focused on managing intravenous therapies in the acute care setting. Intravenous therapy is an essential component of acute care. Patients may need intravenous therapy for fluid and electrolyte replacement, and the intravenous route of administration immediately affects patient status. As prevalent as intravenous therapy is, the procedure can be risky. In this webinar series, we will examine delivery processes, safety gaps and ways to fill the gaps to establish a systems approach to intravenous medication delivery.

Clinical Evidence and Product Performance: Finding the Sweet Spot for Innovation and Improved Outcomes
Successful patient outcomes occur at the intersection where innovation meets the providers of care, researchers and product developers. This relationship is one that is codependent and synergistic with the greatest opportunities for success occurring when the needs of the care providers are addressed through products that have been adequately researched, tested and validated. This session will explore the current challenges that exist in promoting mutually developed and clearly established goals among these partners and will propose a future approach that promotes the innovation and rapid sharing of information that must occur to meet tomorrow's challenges.
Date: April 24, 2018 
Time: 3 p.m. ET, 60 minutes
Speaker: Ruth Carrico, PhD, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, FSHEA, CIC
Dr. Carrico is an Associate Professor and Family Nurse Practitioner with the University Of Louisville School Of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, and is the founding Associate Director of the School of Medicine's Global Health Initiative. She received her healthcare epidemiology training at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). At present, Dr. Carrico is responsible for the clinical operations at the University of Louisville's Global Health Center that includes the Vaccine and International Health and Travel clinics as well as the Refugee Health and Immunization program. In 2018, Dr. Carrico will assume the position of president-elect of the Kentucky Nurses Association.

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This activity for one (1) contact hour is provided by BD Medical Clinical Resource Services Department, which is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing provider # CEP 13136. This certificate must be retained by the attendee for a period of four years. 

Recorded webinars
Managing IV therapies Finding and Addressing the Gaps in the IV Medication Management Process Michelle Mandrack, MSN, RN, Director of Consulting Services, ISMP Watch Now
Managing IV therapies Use of Automated Technology to Improve IV Room Operations and Reduce Medication Errors Ruth E. Cassidy, B.S. PharmD, FACHE, SVP Clinical Support Services, Chief Pharmacy Officer, SBH Health System Watch Now
Managing IV therapies Peripheral IVs: Infection Risks, Evidence and Patient Satisfaction Michelle DeVries, MPH CIC, Senior Infection Control Officer, Methodist Hospitals Watch Now
Managing IV therapies Mitigating Risk of Extravasation with Power Injection Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN-BC, CRNI, Founder, Infusion Nursing Society (INS) Watch Now
Enterprise medication management Enterprise Medication Management: The Basics Gina Lohr, MPP, Senior Consultant, The Advisory Board Watch Now
Enterprise medication management Enterprise Medication Strategy: Shared Services, Shared Objectives for the Front Line Bonnie Levin, Pharm D, MBA, AVP, Pharmacy Services, MedStar Health Watch Now
Managing opioids Drug Diversion in Healthcare Facilities: a Law Enforcement Perspective John Burke, President, International Health Facility Diversion Association Watch Now
Managing opioids Opioid Crisis, Healthcare Systems and Drug Diversion: Legal Mandates and Patient Safety Imperatives Chris Fortier, PharmD, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Massachusetts General Hospital Watch Now
Managing opioids Practical Applications to Manage Controlled Substances in Acute Care Settings Robert Fink, PharmD, MBA, FACHE, FASHP, BCNSP, BCPS, VP Ancillary Services and Chief Pharmacy Executive, Quorum Health Watch Now
Managing opioids Reflections From an Early Adopter of Continuous Capnography Monitoring for Opioid Administration Harold Oglesby, RRT, Manager of Center for Pulmonary Health, St. Joseph's/Candler Watch Now
ISMP Planning for a Seamless Transition for Infusion Pump Integration with the EHR Sondra May, PharmD, Medication Safety Coordinator, University of Colorado Hospital; Joanna Caranante, PharmD, BCPS, Pharmacy Clinical Director and Residency Program Director, St. Joseph's Hospital Watch Now
ISMP Changing the Safety Paradigm on IV Medication Use: Recognizing the Risk and Taking Action Susan Paparella, MSN, RN, VP, ISMP; Michelle Mandrack, MSN, RN, Director of Consulting Services, ISMP Watch Now