ASHP Summer 2017

ASHP Summer 2017

Current Legislative Efforts in Addressing Rising Drug Costs
Christopher Topoleski, Director of Federal Legislative Affairs for ASHP, talks about the ongoing legislative actions aimed at addressing rising medication costs in the drug industry. 
What Challenges Are Associated with Achieving Provider Status?
In this clip, Christopher Topoleski, Director of Federal Legislative Affairs for ASHP, discusses the major challenges involved in achieving provider status for pharmacists. 
What Advantages Does Automation Offer for Pharmacies?
Mark Jordan, PharmD, who is director of pharmacy at Yuma Regional Medical Center discusses the importance of automation. 
What Challenges Do Pharmacists Face in Addressing Medication Safety?
Mark Jordan, PharmD, who is director of pharmacy at Yuma Regional Medical Center discusses the important issue of medication safety in pharmacy. 
How Pharmacists Can Improve Error Reporting Systems
Although error reporting systems can prove to be important tools in improving medication safety, these systems are not used to their full potential, according to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
Baxter Reports FDA Approval, Launch of Clindamycin Injection in Saline
Clindamycin injection in saline will use Baxter’s GALAXY container technology, a non-PVC and non-DEHP system that enables premixed medicines to have a longer shelf life when stored at room temperature.
Pharmacists Play Key Role in the Future of Health Care
A session held at the ASHP 2017 Summer Meeting and Exhibition addressed pharmacists impact on the future health care and the inclusion of pharmacists in interdisciplinary teams.  
 
ISMP Identifies Most Reported Medication Safety Errors This Year
As the primary stewards of their patients’ medication care, pharmacists are ideally placed to identify and reduce harmful medication-related events, according to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
What Factors May Prevent Pharmacy Staff from Reporting Medication Errors?
Hospitals often discuss the importance of reporting errors, but is lack of feedback to blame why some pharmacists may not report errors?
How Has Automation Improved Safe Medication Practices in Pharmacy?
Automation and technology have facilitated bar code dispensing. 
How Can Health-System Pharmacists Best Identify Potential Medication Errors?
Matthew Grissinger, BSPharm, offers advice for health-system pharmacists on catching potential harmful medication errors.
What Role Does A TPN Compounding Machine Play in Your Health System?
TPN compounding machines can help reduce potential disensing errors. 
Naloxone Availability and Its Role in the Opioid Epidemic
In this clip, Tim Stratton, PhD, Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Minnesota, discusses the role of naloxone availability in the opioid epidemic. 
5 New Drugs in Primary Care Pharmacists Should Know
What are the latest drugs available in primary care and what role do they play in pharmacy practice? 
What Advice Is There for Pharmacists Facing Ethical Dilemmas in the Workplace?
Ethical dilemmas do surface from time to time in the pharmacy. 
What Advice Do You Have for Pharmacists Regarding the Current Opioid Crisis?
At the ASHP 2017 Summer Meeting and Exhibition held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, several speakers spoke about the misuse and abuse of opioids. In this clip, Tim Stratton, PhD, BCPS, FAPhA, Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Minnesota, discusses the ethical dimensions of the opioid crisis from a pharmacy practice and public health perspective. 
Some Can't-Miss Sessions at ASHP Summer 2017
Here are some sessions to watch for in our coverage at this year’s meeting.

A Fast, Easy Way to Inform Parents About Vaccinations

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have prepared an informational video on this topic.

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