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Education and Training

2012 Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition- December 2- 6, 2012, Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Small and Rural Hospitals Track- 7.25 possible pharmacist CE hours dedicated to topics such as:

  • Increasing the role of pharmacists in small and rural hospitals
  • Drug shortages
  • Management of chronic diseases
  • PPMI success stories
  • Delivering pharmacy services remotely
  • NRHA quality measures and their impact

Rural Health Educational Track Continues to Explore Areas to Impact and Discusses Success Stories

Mr. Keilers

For the seventh consecutive year, the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners' Section Advisory Group's (SAG) on Small and Rural Hospitals will host its Programming for Small and Rural Hospitals. Scheduled for Sunday, December 2nd, 8am-5:15pm, this entire day of educational programming is dedicated to healthcare issues relevant to pharmacists who practice in rural and frontier areas of the country. The session and speaker line up for the 2012 rural track will be as impressive as it has been in previous years. The keynote address will be given by Mr. Lance W. Keilers, current administrator of Ballinger Memorial Hospital in Ballinger, Texas and the Regional Cancer Treatment Center in San Angelo, Texas. Mr. Keilers will deliver a powerful lecture on different ways to increase the pharmacist's role in small and rural hospitals. Other session topics include survival tactics for drug shortages; clinical updates on how to manage chronic diseases in small and/or rural acute care settings; success stories on the implementation of PPMI in small in rural hospitals; assessing whether your small and rural hospital settings can benefit from remote pharmacy services; accomplishments of small and rural hospitals, and quality measures that impact rural healthcare settings. Participants are also encouraged to return Monday morning, immediately following the Opening General Session, for the electrifying networking session, also hosted by the SAG. Join your fellow colleagues for a robust discourse on hot topic issues facing small and rural healthcare institutions.

Programming for Small and Rural Hospitals- 47th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition, Las Vegas, Nevada

Sunday, December 2, 2012
8:00am - 9:00am Small and Rural Keynote: Increasing Pharmacist's Role in Small, Rural Hospitals: The Time is Now!
9:10am - 10:10am Drug Shortages: Survival Tactics for the Perfect Storm
10:20am - 11:20am Don't Forget the Chronic Problems: DM, HTN, and COPD Update for Small and Rural Practice
11:30am - 12:30pm PPMI Initiatives in Small and Rural Hospitals; Success Stories that Move the Profession Forward
1:40pm - 2:40pm Positioning Remotely Delivered Pharmacist Care in Small and Rural Settings
2:50pm - 3:50pm Small and Rural Hospital Success Stories: Strategies Worth Sharing
4:00pm - 5:15pm Quality Assessment and Measurement in Small and Rural Hospitals

2011 Summer Meeting and Exhibition - June 12-15, 2011, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado

  • Medication Safety Series–20 possible pharmacist CE hours, 14 hours CME for physicians, and 14 hours CE for nurses dedicated to topics such as:
    • strategies for tracers and inspections
    • the C Suite's expectations for MSOs
    • improving safety using the TeamSTEPPS™ model
    • “mistake proofing” with human factors engineering
    • integrating weight-based dosing regimens in pediatrics
    • practical solutions for safety in anesthesia/OR, ED, IDS, and ambulatory care
    • safety in high-risk patient populations validating sterile compounding of IV robotic technology

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Medication Use in Rural America (MURA) ConferenceExternal Link July 20-22, 2011 will merge this year with NRHA's Quality and Clinical Conference in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Programming for Small and Rural Hospitals – Sunday, December 4, 2011, 46th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition, New Orleans, Louisiana