BD Institute for Medication Management Excellence blog

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Where’s my med? The challenges of patient-specific medication management

ms Apr 22, 2019

Tracking down patient-specific meds can be a significant challenge for nursing and pharmacy alike. BD thought leaders from both departments explore simple and intuitive solutions that may help to improve the problem.

Diversion in U.S. hospitals: A pharmacist's perspective on the issues and challenges

di Apr 8, 2019

David Swenson, RPh, Vice President of Medical Affairs at BD, reflects on conversations with customers to provide some perspective on an underreported aspect of the opioid crisis – healthcare professional drug diversion - which is of growing importance to hospitals across the United States.

Burden of drug shortages on clinical care

ms Mar 25, 2019

The impact of drug shortages continues to take a clinical and economic toll on patients and healthcare systems.

Connectivity and the impact on patient care

ms Mar 11, 2019

Perry Flowers, RPh, MS, VP Medical Affairs, Enterprise Medication Management at BD, discusses the need for connected solution models when a single-platform is not enough.

From cutting-edge to legacy devices: maintaining product security in the hospital

io Feb 25, 2019

David Scott, Director of Technical Consulting at BD, weighs in on key barriers to medical device security, the FDA’s changing guidelines and “unpatchable” medical devices.

Enhancing DERS through smart pump-EMR integration

io Feb 4, 2019

Together with dose error reduction software (DERS), smart pump-EMR integration has the potential to close safety gaps and lead to meaningful reductions in medication errors.

Dynamics of innovation at the point of care: An interview with Dr. Bonnie Clipper

cl Jan 21, 2019

Dr. Bonnie Clipper, VP, Innovation for the American Nurses Association discusses the role of nurses in driving healthcare innovation with Kelly Robke, VP, Thought Leadership, BD MMS Medical Affairs.

Monitoring controlled substance usage in the perioperative and OR areas: anesthesia reconciliation reporting at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

di Jan 7, 2019

In response to the impact of the opioid crisis on healthcare workers, multidisciplinary teams at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center attempted to resolve potential vulnerabilities in the OR setting with a groundbreaking Anesthesia Reconciliation Reporting system designed to save time and improve medication safety.

Diversion: The other opiate crisis, part 2

di Dec 10, 2018

In part two of our series on diversion, we consider how to get ahead of the problem of diversion via early intervention and a framework for the future.

Diversion: The other opiate crisis, part 1

di Nov 26, 2018

In part one of our series, we explore efforts to prevent, manage, and treat diversion using a comprehensive program approach as well as an engaged, cross-functional team effort led by both nurses and pharmacists.

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