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Acute and Critical Care

Competing Priorities: When Every Minute Counts

Kimberly Snodgrass, Pharm.D., BCPS

Pharmacy Supervisor
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Tram Cat, Pharm.D., BCPS
Pharmacy Supervisor
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

ACPE activity # 0204-0000-14-478-H01-T
1 hour (0.1 CEU)

Emergency patient care situations arise on a regular basis in an acute hospital setting. Many of these situations will require stat delivery of medications. This activity provides case-based discussions of patient scenarios in which critical medications may be needed in a rapid turnaround time. Technicians will gain background knowledge about critical medications to provide a clinical context for requests for stat preparation and delivery of medications in an inpatient healthcare environment.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this knowledge-based continuing education activity, participants should be able to

  • Identify potential barriers to rapid preparation and delivery of critical medications
  • Describe the rationale for stat preparation and delivery of critical medications
  • Explain clinical scenarios in which critical medications might be needed
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Rx Stat: Critical Care Essentials for the Pharmacy Technician

Jodi Dreiling, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Specialist
PGY-2 Critical Care Residency Director
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Akron, Ohio

ACPE activity # 0204-0000-16-450-H01-T
1 hour (0.1 CEU)

This activity will provide pharmacy technicians with a review of the most commonly-used medications in a critical care setting. Participants will learn basic concepts of critical care disease states and medications that are used in a critical care setting. Faculty will review patient care activities that may be provided by a pharmacy technician and how to prioritize those activities. Medical calculations that are commonly used in a critical care setting will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this knowledge-based educational activity, participants will be able to

  • Discuss disease states that may require rapid medication delivery.
  • Describe the importance of stat medications needed to optimize patient care.
  • Demonstrate how to prioritize patient care activities.
  • List the appropriate math calculations used to deliver critical care medications.
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Tenets for Safe Delivery of Parenteral Nutrition

Phil Ayers, Pharm.D., BCNSP, FASHP
Chief, Clinical Pharmacy Services
Baptist Health Systems
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
Jackson, Mississippi

ACPE activity # 0204-0000-15-444-H01-T
1 hour (0.1 CEU)

This activity will provide pharmacy technicians with foundational principles for safe and efficacious use of parenteral nutrition. Participants will learn basic concepts regarding appropriate indications and methods for determining optimal macronutrients and micronutrients in parenteral nutrition patients. Recently published guidelines and recommendations to ensure safe delivery of parenteral nutrition will be highlighted.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this knowledge-based educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss appropriate indications for optimal use of parenteral nutrition.
  • Explain methods to determine protein, caloric, and electrolyte needs for patients receiving parenteral nutrition.
  • Review recent guidelines and recommendations to ensure safe delivery of parenteral nutrition.
  • On-Demand
  • CE Monograph

The Role of Barcoding Across the Medication Use Process

Tina M. Suess, M.H.A., B.S.N., RN-BC, CPHIMS
Manager, Medication Safety Integration
Lancaster General Health
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

ACPE activity # 0204-0000-14-476-H04-T
1 hour (0.1 CEU)

Barcodes have become mainstay from grocery store checkouts to tracking mail packages. Barcodes also play a role in the medication use process to drive medication safety and quality efforts. This presentation will discuss the history of barcodes in the medication use process and showcase various pharmacy workflows that incorporate barcode scanning to promote medication safety.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this knowledge-based continuing education activity, participants should be able to

  • Identify the stages of the medication use process.
  • Describe the types of barcoding and technology solutions in the medication use process.
  • Describe safety and quality benefits that are gained from barcoding at various stages in the medication use process.
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  • On-Demand
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