Presented September 5th, 2018 at APSF Stoelting Conference 2018
- In a recent survey, Anesthesia care, Pain Management and Emergency care were listed as the top three treatment categories experiencing the largest number of drug shortages
- Majority of respondents felt that drug shortages had compromised patient care
- Lack of awareness of the resource intensive actions that must be taken to manage the drug shortage dilemma
Patient Safety Implications of Drug Shortages – [PDF]
ABOUT THE SPEAKER(S)
Tricia Meyer is the Regional Director of Pharmacy for Baylor Scott & White-Temple Medical Center. Areas of responsibility include Pharmacy Services for the 632 bed inpatient facility, 2 retail pharmacies, Home Infusion Pharmacy, Specialty Pharmacy, Medication Access Service, 340 B program and medication oversight for 150+ clinics. She is a member of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation and serves on the Education & Training Committee and the Editorial Board for the APSF Newsletter. She served as Chairman for the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists Council on Pharmacy Management was a co-author for the ASHP Guidelines on Perioperative Pharmacy Services and Guidelines on Preventing Diversion of Controlled Substances.