This caught my attention. ASHP is holding a live webinar – Improving Safety and Efficiency in the IV Room: Key Features of Automated Workflow Systems – on Wednesday, May 20 2015 at 2:00 PM ET.
According to the webinar site â€œTechnology for IV rooms can be used to streamline work processes and support staff.Â However, despite the advancements in technology there are still significant challenges in the compounding of sterile products. This webinar will take a look at IV room technologies and how it has improved IV room operations and overall safety for patients.Â The speakers will also review the cost benefits, the key safety components including barcode scanning, imaging and gravimetric technology, and the best practices related to implementation and maintenance of these automated processes.â€
Objectives listed include:
- Describe the most common IV Compounding Safety technologies available in workflow programs today
- Describe and contrast the types of errors that the workflow technologies may affect
- List key benefits of workflow systems beyond the reduction of errors
- List and describe key considerations when choosing an IV workflow system
I look forward to attending as this is an area of great interest for me. I will be looking for depth of information presented in an unbiased manner. Not sure how deep they can go in an hour, but should be worthwhile nonetheless.
You can register for the webinar here, or by following the link above.