A Symposium and Live Webinar conducted at the 2019 Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PT

Handout available at least 24 hours in advance. 

IV therapy is a mainstay of hospital care, but pressure to reduce the use of central lines is challenging clinicians to provide safe infusions via midline or peripheral sites. A focus on using the right device, for the right patient, at the right time, and for the right infusate can increase the safety and duration of peripheral vascular access. Hospital inpatients may have significant therapy changes from day to day, making the assessment of vascular access and infusate properties an important component of daily assessment. Pharmacists have the opportunity to collaborate with the care team and vascular access specialists to update policies and procedures, and to optimize patient care. Additionally, it is valuable for pharmacists to be aware of new catheters and technology for vascular access monitoring, device maintenance, and securement.

This educational activity will review the issues associated with optimal medication administration to prioritize vessel health and preservation and present patient scenarios illustrating where pharmacists can work with the vascular access team to resolve these challenges.


11:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Judith Jacobi, Pharm.D., BCCCP, FCCP, MCCM, Activity Chair

11:35 a.m.
Best Practices in Vascular Care
Judith Jacobi, Pharm.D., BCCCP, FCCP, MCCM and Lori A. Kaczmarek, M.S.N., R.N., VA-BC

12:10 p.m.
Role of the Pharmacist for Optimal Medication Administration and Safe Use of Intravascular Devices
Judith Jacobi, Pharm.D., BCCCP, FCCP, MCCM and Lori A. Kaczmarek, M.S.N., R.N., VA-BC

12:50 p.m.
Questions and Answers
Judith Jacobi, Pharm.D., BCCCP, FCCP, MCCM and Lori A. Kaczmarek, M.S.N., R.N., VA-BC

Learning Objectives

  • Describe vascular access options and methods to maximize vascular safety and maintenance.
  • Review key factors for a pharmacist to consider when discussing access options for a patient or to consider when evaluating drug therapy, based on existing IV access.
  • Explain the value of the pharmacist as a collaborator with the vascular access team.
  • Problem solve patient scenarios to optimize safe medication administration and vascular access for optimal therapy and care. 
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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 
  • Feel free to bring your lunch*

*Refreshments are not provided in consideration of the varied internal policies of commercial supporters related to the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. 

Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists who care for patients with vascular access needs.




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

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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 #: 0204-0000-19-428-L05-P
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Credits: 1.5
Activity Fee: Free of charge