Community-Based Antimicrobial Stewardship
CareFusion hosted an invited conference on November 8-9, 2012, in San Diego. Vikas Gupta, PharmD, BCPS Director, Clinical Product Development, says, “This conference was inspiring for both the CareFusion Safety Center team and invited participants from across the United States. We focused on community-based antimicrobial stewardship programs (CASPs) and discussed how to develop and implement a CASP. Participants emphasized pragmatic approaches for identifying constituencies and obtaining their support. The educational value was incredible, with participants eager to continue networking and to link to other groups.”
Optimizing the Medication Use Process: Pharmacy
On June 21-22, 2012 the CareFusion Center for Safety and Clinical Excellence hosted its 12th Invited Conference in San Diego. Tim Vanderveen, PharmD, Vice-President of the Center, says, "This most recent conference was very interesting and informative for the CareFusion Safety Center team as we tried something different and were delighted with the results."
Infusion Therapy and Information Technology: Taking IV Therapy to New Levels of Safety with IT Integration
The 11th invitational conference at the CareFusion Center for Safety and Clinical Excellence in San Diego, held on June 2-3, 2011, brought together more than 40 experts and practitioners to share information, offer perspectives and address issues on the topic of infusion therapy and information technology. The day and a half of presentations and round-table discussions included individuals representing academic institutions, large health care systems, professional associations and industry. This conference report summarizes 17 presentations by nationally recognized experts.
Auto-programming of Infusion IV Pumps: Idealized Work Flow Process
Kristen O'Shea, RN Wellspan, York, PA
Auto-programming of Infusion Pumps: Learnings from an Early Adopter
Tina Suess, RN, BSN
Lancaster General Hospital - Lancaster, PA
Episodic versus Continuous Wireless Connectivity: Are Medical Devices Ready for Real Time?
Jim Welch, formerly with Masimo, Irvine, CA
Optimizing the Medication Use Process
An invitational conference brought together nationally recognized experts to focus on "optimizing the medication use process".
Improving Heparin Safety
An invited conference was held to review and summarize expert opinion concerning safety issues associated with heparin therapy in the acute care setting.
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Healthcare-associated Blood Stream Infections
This conference made it possible for infection-control experts from the United States, South America, and Europe to hear leading-edge presentations, engage in wide-ranging discussions, and create and strengthen professional relationships.
The complete Conference Proceedings are available in the American Journal of Infection Control - http://www.ajicjournal.org/content/supplements.
View Peter Pronovost, MD's presentation via video
Intensive Insulin Therapy
50 of the world's leading experts from Australia, Europe, Canada, and across the United States came together at this conference to focus on the latest developments in IIT. This life-saving yet potentially hazardous treatment for post-operative and acutely ill patients seeks to maintain blood glucose (blood sugar) within a tightly controlled range.
Pain Management and ICU Sedation
The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation was a key supporter in helping the Center for Safety and Clinical Excellence develop content and recruit speakers to participate in this program.
Conference Report: Sedation Therapy
Conference Report: Pain management and patient-controlled analgesia, improving safety and quality of care
Drug Dispensing and Administration
Nationally-recognized experts in health-care met to discuss the use of technology in the dispensing and administration of pharmaceuticals. Together, they developed several process-improvement strategies to enhance the safety of drug dispensing and administration.
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Measuring Medication Safety with Smart IV Systems
A highly-regarded conference brought together health-care experts from across the United States to focus on the use of a leading-edge, intravenous medication safety system.
Addressing Harm with High-Risk Drug Administration
A distinguished group of health-care experts from clinical practice, academia, organizations and government convened to discuss the use of an intravenous medication safety system to manage high-risk intravenous drug administration and provide actionable data for best practice improvements.
Assessing Bar Code Medication Administration
Nationally-recognized experts from multiple health-care disciplines gathered to discuss the benefits and challenges of bar code medication administration. Philip J. Schneider, MS, FASHP, Director of the Latiolais Leadership Program and Clinical Professor at the Ohio State University, chaired the conference and moderated the roundtable discussion.
Using Technology to Address Medication Administration Errors
A prestigious group of nationally-recognized experts from several health-care industry disciplines met to address the critical nature of medication administration errors and discuss potential solutions. David Bates, MD, Medical Director of Clinical and Quality Analysis at Brigham and Women's Hospital, chaired the conference.