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:

1

Diversion management
Addressing medication management and drug diversion issues of the rising opioid epidemic in acute care.

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2

End to end medication safety
Improving medication safety from the pharmacy to administration at the bedside.

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3

Inventory optimization
Driving medication availability to help improve patient outcomes and cost efficiencies across the care continuum.

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Upcoming webinars

Join us for a continuing education series on diversion

Addiction to prescription narcotics in the United States has reached epidemic proportions, contributing to the
opioid crisis and becoming a major driver of drug diversion within healthcare settings. Diversion of drugs, for
personal use or illegal distribution, can cause significant financial loss and potentially impact care to patients and
staff safety. In this series, we will focus on diversion of controlled substances by nurses in clinical practice which
presents risk to both patients and impacted nurses alike.

Nursing lens on diversion: Key issues and best practices

Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET
Speaker: Carol Malia, RN, MSN, Associate Director, Massachusetts Nurses Association
Objectives:

  • Describe the prevalence and risk factors for substance use specific to nursing.
  • Understand methods for evaluating controlled substance data for potential diversion patterns.
  • Review best practice strategies for addressing individual and healthcare system diversion surveillance.

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This activity, for one contact hour, is provided by BD Medical Clinical Resource Services Department, an accredited provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP 13136.

Join us for a continuing education series on Innovation in Nursing

Part 3: The needed business acumen for success

The presentation showcases the importance of exposing and implementing nursing innovation. Nurse leaders are integral to the process of influencing, endorsing and promoting nursing innovation and the webinar discusses the necessary measures needed for the movement forward regardless of healthcare setting; acute care, rehabilitation, industry, community and medical homes. Steps and measures for establishing innovation in a nursing division and in an organization are explained and such measures offer opportunity for partnerships in industry and healthcare businesses.

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET
Speaker: Judith Cullinane, PhD, RN, MSN, CAGS, CCRN-K, Executive Director, Center of Excellence, Nursing Research, Innovation, Professional Development & Quality, Tufts Medical Center & Floating Hospital for Children, Boston, MA
Objectives:

  • Discuss the different levels and roles of nurse leaders in innovation.
  • Describe the necessary steps for establishing innovation and partnership.
  • Creating the support, intelligence, integration and link of nursing innovation to an organization's success and future.

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This activity, for one contact hour, is provided by BD Medical Clinical Resource Services Department, an accredited provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP 13136.

Recorded presentations 

Series Program Speaker Recording
Clinical Innovation in Nursing, part one: The possibilities* (1 nursing contact hour) Judith Cullinane, PhD, RN, MSN, CAGS, CCRN-K, Tufts Medical Center Watch replay
Clinical Innovation in Nursing, part two: The needed business acumen for success* (1 nursing contact hour) Judith Cullinane, PhD, RN, MSN, CAGS, CCRN-K, Tufts Medical Center Watch replay
Medication safety Keep your cool! Understanding safety implications and risks affiliated with refrigerated medications* (1 nursing contact hour) Jessalynn Henney, PharmD, Network Medication Safety Director, Community Health Network; Kelly Larrabee Robke, RN, MBA, MS, VP, Clinical Thought Leadership, BD Watch replay
Managing IV therapies Finding and addressing the gaps in the IV medication management process* (1 nursing contact hour) Michelle Mandrack, MSN, RN, Director of Consulting Services, ISMP Watch replay
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 replay
Managing IV therapies Peripheral IVs: Infection risks, evidence and patient satisfaction* (1 nursing contact hour) Michelle DeVries, MPH CIC, Senior Infection Control Officer, Methodist Hospitals Watch replay
Managing IV therapies Clinical evidence and product performance: Finding the sweet spot for innovation and improved outcomes* (1 nursing contact hour) Ruth Carrico, PhD, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, FSHEA, CIC Watch replay
Managing IV therapies Decreased vascular access complications: The positive impact* (1 nursing contact hour) Michele Biscossi Watch replay
Managing IV therapies Clinical decision making for the fundamental principles of vascular access and its impact* (1 nursing contact hour) Nadine Nakazawa Watch replay
Managing IV therapies Using audits and EBM to implement change in PIV products, practice, policy and people* (1 nursing contact hour) Russ Nassof Watch replay
Managing IV therapies Changing the safety paradigm on IV medication use: Recognizing the risk and taking action* (1 nursing contact hour) Susan Paparella, MSN, RN, VP, ISMP; Michelle Mandrack, MSN, RN, Director of Consulting Services, ISMP Watch replay
Enterprise medication management Enterprise medication management: The basics Gina Lohr, MPP, Senior Consultant, The Advisory Board Watch replay
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 replay
Diversion management Diversion management: Application of analytics in clinical practice University of Virginia Health System Watch replay
Diversion management Managing controlled substances in operating rooms, procedure areas and ambulatory surgery centers* (1 nursing contact hour) Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN, Executive Director, International Health Facility Diversion Association Watch replay
Diversion management Medication safety and the opioid crisis: Clinical challenges and practice adaptations* (1 nursing contact hour) Razvan Dumitru, CRNA, DNP, MS, Houston Methodist Hospital Watch replay
Diversion management Decreasing the risk of drug diversion: a nursing viewpoint, a collaborative approach* (1 nursing contact hour) Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN, Executive Director, International Health Facility Diversion Association Watch replay
Diversion management The role of the medication safety officer in addressing institutional drug diversion* (1 nursing contact hour) Christina Michalek, BSc Pharm, RPh, FASHP, Medication Safety Specialist, ISMP Watch replay
Diversion management Drug diversion in healthcare facilities: A law enforcement perspective John Burke, President, International Health Facility Diversion Association Watch replay
Diversion management Opioid crisis, healthcare systems and drug diversion: legal mandates and patient safety imperatives Chris Fortier, PharmD, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Massachusetts General Hospital Watch replay
Informatics Planning for a seamless transition for infusion pump integration with the EHR* (Nursing and Pharmacy CE credit) 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 replay

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