Improving Medication Safety in the Radiology Setting– Radiology departments often use medications in ways that are different from other clinical areas of the hospital, and staff may not be aware of the significant safety issues that can arise. This webinar will explore current medication safety issues in the radiology setting, such the safe use of contrast, appropriate labeling of containers, beyond-use dating, and patient identification. Nationally known experts will discuss actual cases in which errors have occurred, and will describe risk-reduction strategies, including use of technology and best practices. Faculty will also discuss an Imaging Bulk Package for contrast recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, as well as regulatory and Joint Commission accreditation requirements for use of contrast and other medications in radiology.
Describe how medications and contrast agents are ordered, stored, prepared, and utilized in the radiology setting.
Explain the difference between the new FDA classification of an imaging bulk package vs. a pharmacy bulk package of contrast, and why the FDA developed this new product type.
Identify system-based causes of medication errors associated with the use of medications and contrast agents in radiology.
Prioritize selected strategies to prevent harm and improve medication safety in radiology.
Describe current regulatory and accreditation requirements related to the use of medications and contrast agents in radiology, and the role of the pharmacy in assuring compliance to the standards.
2.0 Free ASRT CEUs for Radiologic Technicians
This course also offers Free CEUs for Pharmacists