Taking Action to Improve IV Safety in Health Systems

A Sunday Symposium conducted at the 2019 Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

With the third revision of USP Chapter <797> published in June 2019, health systems need to review and modify existing policies and procedures to ensure future compliance. This activity will review the current status of USP Chapter <797> and share a health system’s journey preparing for compliance. Given the high importance of a culture of safety, expert faculty will also highlight best practices for preparing and administering high-alert medications and medications to be administered via IV push.


2:00 p.m. 
Introductions and Announcements
Eric S. Kastango, B.S.Pharm., M.B.A., FASHP, Activity Chair

2:10 p.m. 
USP Chapter <797>: Examining Revisions and Implications for the Health System
Eric S. Kastango, B.S.Pharm., M.B.A., FASHP

2:40 p.m.    
Reflections on Preparing for USP Chapter <797>:  Is Your Health System Ready?
Jamie Tharp, Pharm.D.

3:30 p.m.    
Refreshment/Stretch Break

3:45 p.m.    
IV Push Medication Administration: Overview of Best Practices and Error-Reduction Strategies
Michael Freudiger, Pharm.D., APh, BCPS, BCGP

4:10 p.m.    
High Alert Medications: Creating a Culture of Safety in Preparation and Administration
Christina Michalek, B.S.Pharm, FASHP

4:50 p.m.    
Faculty Discussion and Audience Questions

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the current status of USP Chapter <797>.
  • Describe strategies used by health systems to comply with USP Chapter <797> revisions.
  • Apply best practices and corresponding error-reduction strategies for preparation and administration of medications via IV push.
  • Recommend best practices for the preparation and administration of high-alert-medications.
Attend the Live Symposium

Islander Ballroom I, Lower Level|
Mandalay Bay North Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada 

  • No registration required
  • Arrive early; seating is first-come, first-served 
  • Light refreshments served during break

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Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in a sterile compounding environment or working with IV push or high alert compounded sterile preparations. 


This activity features slide presentations, active learning, and questions/discussion with faculty. 

Process CE by January 31

Claim CE (enter the CE code announced during activity and complete the evaluation).

Verify credit has posted to your ​NABP eProfile before January 31, 2020.

After ACPE's 60-day deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to report credits.



CPE Information

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

ACPE #: 0204-000-19-427-L05-P, 0204-000-19-427-L05-T
CE Credits: 3.0 hours/Application-based
Activity Fee: Free of charge