In this episode, anesthesia and pharmacy leaders explore the potential impact of implementing radio frequency identification technology on patient and medication safety in care settings where sedation is administered. This ASHP Foundation podcast is part of an initiative supported by Fresenius Kabi.
Daniel Ness is the anesthesia medical director at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. He has been at Rady since 2001. He was previously vice chief and chief of anesthesiology/critical care at Rady and was part of the team that tested and deployed an RFID enabled anesthesia med station throughout the institution. He continues to be the pharmacy liaison of the department of anesthesiology.
Pramod Patel is from Chicago, IL and earned his PharmD at Ohio Northern University in 2006. He graduated from SABA University School of Medicine in 2012 and completed an anesthesiology residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, IL in 2016. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of Chicago where he holds dual positions in the Department of Critical Care and Anesthesiology and the Geriatric and Palliative Medicine Department. He has interests in anesthetic pharmacology, medication safety and delivery and Palliative Medicine.
David Aguero is the director of medication systems and informatics as well as the program director, PGY2 pharmacy informatics residency, at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. At St. Jude, he is responsible for leadership of medication-use systems and supporting technologies including pharmacy informatics, pharmacy analytics, and pharmacy supply chain service lines.