Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that Pharmacy OneSource, software-as-a-service provider of MedBoard, a wireless, web-based medication tracking system for hospitals, is hosting a complimentary webinar with Nancy L. Rampe, PharmD, on "Reduction of IV Room Waste at St. Rita's Medical Center."
At the beginning of 2010, St. Rita's Medical Center pharmacy in Ohio was experiencing a loss of $10,000 to $12,000 monthly due to inefficiencies in some of the IV room processes. The annual impact of these inefficiencies equated to approximately $140,000 in avoidable cost to the organization. It was thought that this waste was attributed to many factors. Some of these factors included compounding medications too far in advance for patients scheduled doses, IV admixtures lost in transit to the units, high dollar medications being wasted for various reasons, and also having par levels set too high.
Rampe, Pharmacy Department Supervisor at St. Rita's Medical Center, will share her team’s experiences in making changes to policies and procedures needed in order to eliminate the wasted time, supplies and costs that were being incurred within the organization.
Reduction of IV Room Waste at St. Rita's Medical Center
DATE: Wednesday, November 9, 2011
TIME: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
About the Presenter
Nancy L. Rampe, PharmD, is the Pharmacy Department Supervisor at St. Rita's Medical Center in Ohio. Nancy's primary focus is on daily operational functions of the St. Rita's Medical Center pharmacy department. She supervises all technicians and interns and coordinates all IPPE students. In addition, she serves as Chair for the Medication Safety Committee and as primary preceptor for the medication safety rotation.
Nancy is a Certified Lean Leader along with CAP and Workout. She has experience with a variety of automated dispensing cabinet systems and IV compounding systems. She is the recipient of the Gold level 2010 Baxter LEAN Excellence Award In Pharmacy (L.E.A.P.) as well as the 2009/10 University of Findlay Advanced Pharmacy Practice Preceptor of the Year. Nancy earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Florida 2005 and Bachelor of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University 1997.
About Pharmacy OneSource
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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 €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion).