WEBINAR: A Larger Role for Pharmacists in Small Hospitals

Pharmacists play a critical role in a patient’s health care team.
 
This webinar will provide an overview of the current environment of medication in Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) and insight into how pharmacists can assist with resolving medication errors while also providing better patient outcomes in small hospitals. 

Objectives
Discuss challenges associated with medications and error rates.
Describe the optical role of pharmacists in CAH.
Recognize the pharmacist’s role on the patient’s health care team.
Explain how pharmacists’ services can reduce total cost of care.
Discuss leadership roles pharmacists can play in medication safety activities.
Review a case example of a CAH that has been successful in utilizing a pharmacist.

Intended Audience
C-Suite, pharmacists and senior health care staff.  

Speaker Biographies 

Dr. Michele M Evink, MS, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, has been a pharmacist for 28 years, most recently serving as pharmacy manager at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola. She earned a master’s degree in administrative studies from the University of South Dakota and a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas. She is board certified in geriatric pharmacy and a fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. She was appointed by then Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to a committee chartered by Congress to reduce the regulatory burden of the department’s agencies. She has actively worked with other health care professionals as well as local, state and federal officials to reduce barriers to care, expand services and improve the quality of care provided. 

DeeAnn Wedemeyer-Oleson, PharmD, CPHQ, earned her doctor of pharmacy degree from Drake University.  After completion of her residency, she accepted a position as director of pharmacy at Guthrie County Hospital (GCH) in Guthrie Center, where she continues to practice today. She is also the director of clinical safety, quality and compliance at GCH. Dr. Wedemeyer-Oleson has held adjunct faculty positions at Idaho State University, Des Moines Area Community College and Des Moines University. She is a member of the Iowa Pharmacy Association and also a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She was a columnist for Pharmacy Practice News, a national hospital pharmacy publication, from 2005 to 2207. The column, entitled “The Smallest Corner”, focused on issues related to pharmacy practice in rural hospitals.     
 
When
9/28/2017 11:00 AM - 9/28/2017 12:30 PM
Where
Webinar
United States

Program


Thursday, 28 September 2017

 
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
9/28/2017 11:00 AM
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
9/28/2017 11:00 AM
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
9/28/2017 11:00 AM
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
9/28/2017 11:00 AM

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