The Pharmacy Team and Patient Safety Go Hand-in-Hand

This 1.0-hour educational activity, part 1 of a series of 3, reviews the importance of standardization in providing safe patient care. Specific discussion of Standardize4Safety and the recently adopted ISMP Perioperative guidelines will be highlighted by expert speakers, with takeaways for practice-based adoption.

Tuesday, Mar. 21
1 - 2 p.m. ET


MaryAnn Kliethermes

MaryAnn Kliethermes, BSPharm, PharmD, FAPhA, FCIOMActivity Chair
Director of Medication Safety and Quality
Bethesda, Maryland

Matthew GrissingerMatthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCP
Director, Education Institute for Safe
Medication Practices
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania

Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who practice in hospitals and ambulatory care clinics.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the Standardize 4 Safety Initiative, including barriers to its implementation.
  • Summarize the newly released ISMP Guidelines for Safe Medication Use in Perioperative and Procedural Settings.
  • Identify collaborative strategies for engaging the interprofessional team to reduce medication errors.


  • 1:00 p.m. - Welcome and Introductions
    MaryAnn Kliethermes, BSPharm, PharmD, FAPhA, FCIOM
  • 1:05 p.m. - Standardize 4 Safety Updates and Implementation Challenges
    MaryAnn Kliethermes, BSPharm, PharmD, FAPhA, FCIOM
  • 1:30 p.m. - ISMP’s Perioperative Guidelines: Implications for Practice
    Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCP
  • 1:50 p.m. - Q&A and Discussion
    All Faculty

Accredited for CPE

ACPE #: 0204-0000-23-428-L05-P, 0204-0000-23-428-L05-T
CE Credit: 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEU)
Activity Type: Application-based
Activity Fee: No charge

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