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Pharmacy OneSource Announces Webinar on Joint Commission Safe Injection Practices

04-18-2011 11:14 AM CET | Health & Medicine

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Discussing Standards for Injectable and Infusion Medications

Bellevue, Wash. – Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that Pharmacy OneSource, software-as-a-service provider of Simplifi 797, a quality assurance application, is hosting a complimentary webinar with Darryl Rich, surveyor for The Joint Commission, in “The Joint Commission and Safe Injection Practices.”

During Joint Commission surveys in 2010, standards compliance related to the injectable and infusion medications remains one of the top issues. Rich will discuss the standards related to the use of injectable and infusion medications as well as the Joint Commission requirements related to multidose vials, and the CDC safe injection practices guidelines. He will discuss common reasons for non-compliance and strategies to address these common reasons.

The Joint Commission and Safe Injection Practices
DATE: Wednesday, April 20, 2011
TIME: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
WHERE: http://www.pharmacyonesource.com/webinars 

About the Presenter: Darryl Rich is a surveyor for The Joint Commission in the hospital, home care, and ambulatory accreditation programs. In addition, he works for the Standards Interpretation Group serving as an internal resource for The Joint Commission related to pharmacy and medication management. He previously served as Associate Director for Surveyor Management and Development at The Joint Commission for 11 years. Dr. Rich has been with The Joint Commission since January 1993. Prior to coming to The Joint Commission, Dr. Rich was National Director of Pharmacy Services for Critical Care America, Inc., a national home infusion company. Previously, he served as Director of Pharmacy Services at Boston. Dr. Rich is active member and Fellow in the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and a past President of the New England Council of Health-System Pharmacists. He has received numerous awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices for his "ongoing contributions to patient safety and having had a major impact on safe medication practices."

About Pharmacy OneSource
Pharmacy OneSource® is healthcare's #1 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider. Our more than 100 innovative team members provide best-in-class, SaaS solutions to current and future challenges within health-systems worldwide. Our SaaS solutions contribute to swift and safe healthcare through earlier, easier and better access to data. More than 1,300 healthcare organizations worldwide utilize our HIPAA compliant web-based services.

Pharmacy OneSource is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2010 annual revenues of €3.5 billion ($4.7 billion).

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3535 Factoria Blvd. SE #440
Bellevue, WA 98006

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