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Medication Management: A Standards Update
Premiere Date:
Thursday, April 26th, 2018
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM CT
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM MT
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PT

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Program Description
Medication orders and the storage and security of medications have been ongoing compliance issues for many years. In addition, other areas such as labeling in operating room procedures, medication order review, preparing medications, reconciling medications, and labeling medications have been sighted by Joint Commission surveyors as problematic, as well. 

This 60-minute activity focuses on the top issues that surround medication management, the importance of complying with the medication management standards, and highlights the importance of developing a comprehensive organizational oversight of these issues.

After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:
  • Identify the top four challenging medication management standards for Hospital and Critical Access Hospital accreditation programs. 
  • Explain the components of an effective antimicrobial stewardship program.
  • Describe key elements and strategies in the assessment of a sterile medications compounding program.
  • Define a process for decision-making in the management of drug product shortages.

Target Audience
This activity is relevant to pharmacists, nurse leaders, physicians, organization leaders, managers and supervisors, and staff responsible for performance improvement (PI), patient safety, and risk management initiatives.

Don R. Janczak, PharmD, MS, BCPS, CPHQ
Joint Commission Resources, Inc.

Burton L. Thelander, RN, MS, NE-BC
Field Representative, The Joint Commission
Performance Improvement Specialist, NYU-Langone Hospitals

These presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with corporate organizations that either provide educational grants to this program or may be referenced in this activity. These presenters have also attested that their discussions will not include any unapproved or off-label use of products.

Accreditation Information:
The Joint Commission is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME-AMA PRA Category 1 ™), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Live activity ACPE #0573-0000-18-025-L05-P; Enduring ACPE #0573-0000-18-025-H05-P

The Joint Commission is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 6381, for 1 contact hour.

The Joint Commission is authorized to award 1.0 contact hour of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

This activity has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) for 1.0 Certified Professional Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) credit. 

The Joint Commission Enterprise has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

This education offering qualifies for 1.0 Certified Joint Commission Professional (CJCP) credit hours towards CJCP recertification. In order to obtain CJCP credit hours, an individual must first be certified before they start acquiring CJCP credit hours. CJCP credit hours will not be retroactive.

Full attendance at every session is a prerequisite for receiving full continuing education credits. If a participant needs to leave early, his or her continuing education credits will be reduced.

Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:
  • View the presentation and read the accompanying Resource Guide.
  • Complete the online Evaluation Form and Post Test.
  • A CE certificate/statement of credit can be printed online following successful completion of the Post Test and the Evaluation Form.