Changing the Safety Paradigm on IV Medication Use: Recognizing the Risk and Taking Action webcast


Errors involving IV medications can result in significant patient harm, given the immediate bioavailability and narrow therapeutic index of many of the drugs used. This activity will address the multi-factorial risks associated with IV medications, along with the need for proven safety technologies, practice innovation, and educational strategies to enhance safety in all phases of the medication use process. Expert speakers will describe technologies available to support safe compounding and distribution practices with IV therapy, as well as the value of adopting barcoding technology and smart infusion pumps integrated with the electronic health record (EHR) to promote safe administration at the bedside.


This CE activity is jointly provided by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), ProCE, Inc., and Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc. This activity provides 1.0 contact hour of nurse CE credit. Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

If you attended the live CE activity on 3/31/17 and received CE credit, you are ineligible to also receive CE credit for this home-study activity.

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Learning objectives


Describe the system-based causes of IV medication errors.


Identify the most common unsafe practices and at-risk behaviors associated with the preparation and administration of IV medications.


Discuss several technologies designed to support safe practice with IV medication use.


Recognize the role of nursing leadership in the adoption of technology and practice changes to enhance the safety of IV medication use.

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