CME : 1
Patient Safety Highlights: Checklists, Barcodes, Automated Medication Systems and Prefilled Syringes - Are Our Patients Safer in the Ambulatory Setting? is organized by American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and will be held during Feb 27, 2017 - Feb 26, 2020.
The target audience for this medical event is Anesthesiologists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
This session will explore the use of checklists, barcodes, automated dispensing systems and prefilled syringes in the ambulatory setting with regard to patient safety. Using a point-counterpoint format, speakers will argue for and against the effectiveness of checklists in reducing wrong patients, wrong site surgeries and wrong-sided invasive procedures, the utility of barcodes in the ambulatory setting, evaluate the literature regarding automated medication dispensing systems and review practices to reduce the risk of medication errors in the ambulatory setting.
Conference Objectives are:
• Examine the effectiveness of interventions for reducing the wrong patient, wrong site surgery and wrong site invasive clinical procedures such as regional blocks
• Identify three uses for barcodes in the in the operating room and determine whether the use of barcoding is applicable in the ambulatory setting.
• Assess the current literature supporting and contesting the utility of automated medication dispensing systems in the operating room.
• Review practices to reduce the risk of medication errors in the ambulatory setting.
Anesthesiology, Public Health
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