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Resource Utilization Oversight for Limited Supply Medications

Thursday, May 28, 2020, 3:00-4:00 pm ET

Healthcare clinicians and leaders are forced to make challenging decisions related to prioritizing medication use during times of limited access, requiring careful consideration to ensure patients with the greatest need receive medications while responsibly rationing supply. This happens most often in the setting of a medication shortage. Lately, however, hospitals and health systems are being called upon to determine criteria for use for medications used to treat SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID) and medications for supportive care.  ASHP guidelines on managing medications in short supply calls for the development of an interprofessional resource allocation committee to oversee allocation of scarce medications and resources. In this webinar, hear from leaders who have operationalized committees like this to make these important decisions in their insitutions.


  • Explain the need for establishing criteria for use for medications in short supply;
  • Develop a framework to develop and operationalize decisions related to medication selection for high priority patient populations; and
  • Evaluate the impact of decisions related to allocating medications to ensure standard-of-care and the medication use cycle is not compromized.


  • Kuldip R. Patel, Pharm.D., Interim Chief Pharmacy Officer, Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer, Duke University Hospital
  • Rita Shane, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCSHP, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Brian G. Swift, Pharm.D., M.B.A., Enterprise Vice President / Chief Pharmacy Officer, Associate Dean of Professional Affairs Jefferson College of Pharmacy, Jefferson Center
  • Moderator: Anna Legreid Dopp, Pharm.D., Senior Director, Clinical Guidelines & Quality Improvement, ASHP

Continuing Education:

ACPEThe American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This knowledge-based activity will provide 1.0 hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credits (ACPE#: 0204-0000-20-008-L04-P).

Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) for this activity will be processed on ASHP's eLearning portal and reported directly to CPE Monitor. After completion of the live webinar, you will process and claim CPE credit online at Pharmacists will need the enrollment code that will be announced at the end of the webinar and your eProfile ID from NABP to earn CPE credits. Follow the prompts to claim credit within 60 days after completing the activity.

CE Activity Announcement

ASHP is committed to supporting you in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have launched a new COVID-19 Resource Center microsite that is updated regularly and have opened access to our evidence-based online resources and tools on, making them widely available to all pharmacists and healthcare professionals. Our COVID-19 Community on Connect serves as a forum for any healthcare providers to ask questions, share experiences, post resources, and more. Thank you for all that you are doing for your patients and your community.

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