Medication Safety Practitioners: Leading, Innovating, and Improving Healthcare

Date & Time:
Thursday, October 5, 2017, from 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT

Program Overview:

In the last couple of decades, healthcare has been positively impacted by a growing number of professionals with roles in medication safety.  More recently, hospitals and health systems begun to recognize the value this expert resource brings to their safety arsenal and have made provisions for a dedicated medication safety practitioner. While many of these practitioners report within current pharmacy infrastructures, others have achieved success and interdisciplinary exposure when reporting through alternative Quality, Patient Safety, or Administrative structures.

Join ISMP as we meet with two successful medication safety officers and understand the significant day-to-day impact they make on medication safety issues. Understand how they prioritize medication safety issues, impact change, and address a number of medication-related challenges and controversial issues. Hear firsthand how they manage the event investigation process in order to maximize their learning as well as use information from a variety of external sources to make a significant impact on patient care outcomes. The faculty will also share insider tips on staying abreast of issues and creating a culture of shared learning for medication safety.


Intended Audience:
Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to attend together:

  • Patient and Medication Safety Officers
  • Hospital and Health System Leadership
  • Quality and Risk Management Leaders
  • Physician, Pharmacy, and Nursing Leaders
  • Frontline pharmacists and nurses

Following completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of the medication safety officer (leader)
  • Discuss the qualities/characteristics of a successful MSO
  • Identify ways MSOs prioritize a number of safety challenges at once
  • Cite three ways MSOs effectively communicate and evaluate safety changes
  • Describe a number of successful medication safety projects undertaken by MSO faculty

Stacy L. Carson, PharmD, BCPS, FISMP
Medication Safety Pharmacist
North Florida Regional Medical Center

Gainesville, FL

Kelly Besco, PharmD, FISMP, CPPS
Medication Safety Officer
OhioHealth Pharmacy Services
Columbus, OH

Susan Paparella, MSN, RN
Vice President

Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Horsham, PA

This webinar is approved for 1.5 hours of Pharmacy Continuing Education and 1.0 hours of Nursing Continuing Education. There is no additional charge for the continuing education credits for this webinar.

Educational Review Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. This program is approved for 1.5 hours (0.15 CEUs) for both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Educational Review Systems is also approved for pharmacy continuing education by the state of Florida.

Live Continuing Education Credits must be completed by 11/5/2017. We are unable to process the request after this date.
Enduring Continuing Education Credits will expire on 10/5/2019 but must be completed within 30 days of the date you watched the program. We are unable to process the request after this date.

ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF A WEBINAR, IN WRITING, VIA EMAIL TO Feel free to contact ISMP if you have any questions or comments. We can be reached at 200 Lakeside Drive, Suite 200, Horsham, PA, 19044, Phone: (215) 947-7797, Fax: (215) 914-1492, Email:


Name Live Date & Time Cost
Live Webinar Only October 5, 2017 at 1:30 PM $215.00
Live Webinar and CD Recording* October 5, 2017 at 1:30 PM $250.00
CD Recording* Only $220.00

*ISMP's CD Recording will be mailed to the address you provide on your registration. Please allow 2-3 weeks after the live webinar for the CD to be delivered. The Recording version of the webinar is not available to view online.



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