ASHP Midyear 2016

ASHP Midyear 2016

New Safety Management, Software Updates for Infusion System
The first feature is Baxter’s Infusion Analytics application, a software solution that provides advanced infusion data analysis and graphical reporting to help identify potential pump programming errors. The second is a suite of Remote Professional Services that offers 24/7 service.
Should You Pursue a PGY-1 Residency?
If you want to work as a clinical hospital pharmacist, you better pursue a residency.
Using Technology to Free Up Time
Timesaving is key, as pharmacists are routinely being asked to do more with less in the hospital setting.
 
What Technology is Available to Help Pharmacists Safely Compound Parental Nutrition Doses?
The Director of Pharmacy Services at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, chats with Pharmacy Times adding another layer of safety to compound parental nutrition doses. 
ISMP Names Top Medication Safety Issues of 2016
It’s crucial for pharmacists to be aware of medications associated with high risk for error and harm to patients, and to look for best ways to implement practices for improving safety and patient care.
Knowing Compounding Pharmacy Options Can Guide Health Care System Decisions
Ready-to-use products don't involve human contact, giving them an advantage over other options in terms of safety and efficiency
Smart Pump Technologies Offer Advantages
Similar to smartphone updates, cumbersome drug library updates prevent the drug library from being useful to clinicians.
Centralized Parenteral Nutrition Compounding Yields Cost-Savings
Regardless of some challenges, one health care system, which is comprised of 16 hospitals ranging from large academic settings to rural locations, has seen success with centralized PN compounding.
 
Parenteral Nutrition Compounding Practices at Work
Health-system pharmacies can regulate cost-effective and efficient operations for parenteral nutrition compounding practices. Laura Mark, MS, PharmD, FASHP, led a tech talk at the Baxter Booth at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting to discuss parenteral nutrition compounding practices.
 
Several People Honored at ASHP 2016
ASHP honored several of their own this week at the Midyear meeting.
What Role Does Sterile Compounding Play in Pharmacy?
Sterile compounding is very important for pharmacies. 
FDA: Stay Alert About Drug Updates to Better Inform Patients
It is important for pharmacists to stay on top of the latest drug safety communications from the FDA, which has provided numerous ways to accomplish that task, according to a presentation at the ASHP Midyear 2016 Clinical Meeting and Exhibition.
Why Is Antimicrobial Stewardship Important in Pharmacy Practice?
Marc Scheetz, PharmD, MS, BCPS-AQ ID, associate professor at Midwestern University and clinical pharmacist at Northwestern Medicine, discusses antimicrobial stewardship.
Pharmacy Forecast 2017: 7 Trends to Watch
Pharmacists are always looking to identify emerging trends that will inevitably have an impact on their practice and patient care.
What Are the Challenges Associated with Centralized Compounding Parenteral Nutrition?
Mark Barricklow, RPh, discusses the challenges associated with centralized compounding parenteral nutrition.
What Is the Role of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Patient Care?
William Dager, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, FCCP, FCCM, MCCM, discusses the use of direct oral anticoagulants.
Clinical Pharmacists Have Role to Play in Managing Patients With HCV
Trained clinical pharmacists can effectively manage patients with hepatitis C virus, according to research presented at the ASHP Midyear 2016 Clinical Meeting and Exhibition.
 
2016 LEAP Awards Honor Best Practices
Several people were honored this week at Baxter Healthcare Corporation’s Leadership Excellence Awards in Pharmacy, or LEAP, ceremony.
What Are the Available Options in Pharmacy Compounding?
​Fred Massoomi, PharmD, discusses compounding options.
What are the Biggest Challenges in Parenteral Nutrition Education?
Petrea Cober, PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS, discusses the challenges of parenteral nutrition education.
5 Tips for Implementing Antimicrobial Stewardship in Small or Rural Hospitals
Antibiotic resistance has become one of the most serious emerging threats to public health.
Intradepartmental Hospital Groups: Central to Identifying, Troubleshooting Problem Areas
Intradepartmental hospital pharmacy groups can play a key role in helping to identify and troubleshoot problem areas, according to a presentation at the ASHP Midyear 2016 Clinical Meeting and Exhibition.
ASHP Midyear: Pharmacists Can Take Lead on Addressing Opioid Crisis
Collaboration between physicians, patients, and pharmacists is essential for addressing the public health crisis of opioid misuse and overdose in the United States, according to a presentation at the ASHP Midyear 2016 Clinical Meeting and Exhibition.
How Can Pharmacists Play a Role in Reducing Opioid Prescription Rates?
Christopher M. Jones, PharmD, CDR, US Public Health Service, discusses opportunities for pharmacists to reduce opioid prescription rates.
5 Must-See Sessions of ASHP 2016
The holidays are just around the corner, but that’s not the only exciting thing about this time of year. ASHP’s 2016 Midyear Clinical Meeting is coming up, and Pharmacy Times is on site covering it. 
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