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Baxa to Sponsor ASHP Midday Symposium: Creating a Culture of Safety in Pharmacy, A Panel Discussion on Lessons Learned
Date:11/30/2009

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Baxa Corporation is sponsoring a professional presentation discussing what "culture of safety" means in today's pharmacy environment. The Midday Symposium presentation, "Creating a Culture of Safety in Pharmacy," features a panel of health-system professionals discussing their experiences with culture of safety, what it takes to build a culture of safety in pharmacy and the role of technology in enabling or inhibiting safe practice. The ACPE-accredited program takes place on Monday, December 7th at American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting at the Venetian Resort-Hotel in Las Vegas. Attendees to this free, two-hour presentation will also learn how automation can help their facility ensure patient safety.

The recent conviction of health-system pharmacist Eric Cropp for a medication error heightened awareness of the cultural and operational issues around safe practice. The Baxa program features a four-speaker panel with diverse expertise, permitting discussion of the controversy around medication errors, error reporting and promoting safety through cultural changes in health-system pharmacy. Moderated by Dennis Tribble, PharmD, Baxa Corporation Chief Pharmacy Office; the program speakers are Rita Shane, PharmD, FASHP - Director of Pharmacy Services at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Seth Eisenberg, RN, ASN, ONC®, the Professional Practice Coordinator of Infusion Services at Seattle Cancer Center; Patricia Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP - Director of Clinical Accreditation and Medication Safety, Quality and Regulatory Affairs for Cardinal Health Pharmacy Solutions and John Poikonen, PharmD - the Director of Clinical Informatics at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

The two-hour educational program builds on the panelists' experiences developing, supporting and maintaining a culture of safety in various facilities and how they communicated this withi
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