Tennessee Pharmacists Association

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has requested that all hospitals in the Partnership for Patients program report on Adverse Drug Events (ADE) in three areas: opioids, anticoagulants, and hypoglycemic agents. The TPA and the Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) have partnered to form the Tennessee Pharmacist Coalition in an effort to support this initiative and align education and reporting on ADE’s. This coalition has identified measures for ADE reporting that will be utilized for the THA Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) facilities. All Tennessee hospitals and health-system pharmacists are encouraged to participate in this project by measuring and sharing your ADE data to assist in establishing a statewide benchmark for these ADE focus areas. More information on this project may be found by CLICKING HERE [[http://www.tnpatientsafety.com/SafetyQualityInitiatives/AdverseDrugEventsADE/tabid/298/Default.aspx]].

The Tennessee Center for Patient Safety (TCPS) is hosting a monthly medication safety webinar to highlight best practices and provide educational resources to pharmacists, patient safety and quality officers, and other key stakeholders, centered around ADE’s. This month’s webinar, entitled “A Team Approach to Medication Safety and Reducing Adverse Drug Events,” will occur on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.Central Time.


Monthly Medication Safety Webinar: A Team Approach to Medication Safety and Reducing Adverse Drug Events

Friday, April 25, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CT

Please join TPA and THA on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 9:00 am CT for TCPS’s monthly webinar and the second in a planned series of monthly webinars on medication safety. Leah Ingram, PharmD, Cookeville Regional Medical Center (founding member of the Tennessee Pharmacist Coalition) and Buffy Key, Assistant Vice President for Quality, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center will share their collaborative work to improve medication safety at their facility and make reductions in adverse drug events. Each safety center monthly call begins with a presentation from a hospital senior executive on how their organization is addressing harm across the board as a systematic approach to improving patient safety. Thomas Gee, CEO at Henry County Medical Center will open the call.

Click here to register [[http://www.tnpatientsafety.com/SafetyQualityInitiatives/AdverseDrugEventsADE/tabid/298/Default.aspx]] for the webinar.  After completing the registration process you will receive confirmation and instructions for connecting. 

Please dial in approximately 5-10 minutes before the conference is scheduled to begin. All participants will need to give the operator the following information: name, facility name and number of additional participants in the room. You may press *6 to mute/unmute your phone.  This call will be recorded. The slides and recording will be posted to the TCPS website at “Safety/Quality Initiatives” then select “Adverse Drug Events”.

Please forward this conference call invitation to everyone involved in quality and patient safety at your hospital.

For questions or more information, contact:

Tennessee Center for Patient Safety
5201 Virginia Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
615.401.7414  | 615.256.8240