Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
0
Az Cert Educational Projects Pres 08 09
Az Cert Educational Projects Pres 08 09
Az Cert Educational Projects Pres 08 09
Az Cert Educational Projects Pres 08 09
Az Cert Educational Projects Pres 08 09
Az Cert Educational Projects Pres 08 09
Az Cert Educational Projects Pres 08 09
Az Cert Educational Projects Pres 08 09
Az Cert Educational Projects Pres 08 09
Az Cert Educational Projects Pres 08 09
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Az Cert Educational Projects Pres 08 09

293

Published on

Description of web-based educational projects funded by a federal grant

Description of web-based educational projects funded by a federal grant

Published in: Business
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
293
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Critical Path Institute’s Arizona CERT Educational Projects Mary Brown, PhD Director, Education Core Arizona Center for Education & Research on Therapeutics
  • 2. IOM Report: Preventing Medication Errors July, 2006 <ul><li>At least 1.5 million preventable adverse drug events occur each year in the US. </li></ul><ul><li>Extra medical costs of treating drug-related injuries occurring in hospitals amount to $3.5 billion a year, not counting lost wages and productivity or additional health care costs. </li></ul>
  • 3. Rx = 12 per person in US
  • 4. IOM Report: Preventing Medication Errors July, 2006 <ul><li>&amp;quot;We need a comprehensive approach to reducing these errors that involves not just health care organizations and federal agencies, but the industry and consumers as well.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Co-chair Linda R. Cronenwett, </li></ul><ul><li>Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.    </li></ul><ul><li>&amp;quot;Our recommendations boil down to ensuring that consumers are fully informed about how to take medications safely and achieve the desired results, and that health care providers have the tools and data necessary to prescribe, dispense, and administer drugs as safely as possible and to monitor for problems. The ultimate goal is to achieve the best care and outcomes for patients each time they take a medication.&amp;quot; </li></ul><ul><li>- Co-chair J. Lyle Bootman, </li></ul><ul><li>Dean and Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona </li></ul>
  • 5. IOM Report <ul><li>Medication safety as a strategic goal and core value of health care is essential at all levels of health care--patients/consumers, providers, the health care system, the environment… </li></ul><ul><li> (Leape et al., 1998) </li></ul><ul><li>From this perspective, medication safety becomes everyone’s responsibility. </li></ul>
  • 6. National Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTS) <ul><li>Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>To conduct research and provide education that will advance the optimal use of drugs, medical devices, and biological products. </li></ul><ul><li>Concept : </li></ul><ul><li>Medical products improve the lives of many patients, but underuse, overuse, adverse events, and medical errors may impair patient health. Health professionals need guidance on the appropriate use of therapeutics to improve outcomes, reduce medical errors, and prevent of adverse events. </li></ul>
  • 7. National Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics <ul><li>Core funding by US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in consultation with the FDA. </li></ul><ul><li>Under Ray Woosley, the Georgetown CERT (later the Arizona CERT) was among the first four centers awarded grants in Sept. 1999. </li></ul><ul><li>Today -14 research centers and a Coordinating Center </li></ul><ul><li>Two major functions: research and education </li></ul>
  • 8. A systems approach
  • 9. Web-based Educational Projects <ul><li>Resources for Professionals: </li></ul><ul><li>Drugs that prolong the QT interval or cause Torsades </li></ul><ul><li>QT Drug Lists: 4 searchable lists categorized according to relative risk. Developed and maintained in consultation with Scientific Advisory Board </li></ul><ul><li>     Online Registry for patients experiencing drug-induced Long QT Syndrome or Torsades </li></ul><ul><li>Preventable Adverse Drug Reactions: </li></ul><ul><li>A Focus on Drug Interactions  </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Resources for Consumers : </li></ul><ul><li>Medicine Interaction Cabinet </li></ul><ul><li>Medication Webliography for consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Methadone-drug interactions card </li></ul>
  • 10. Highlights: New website: www.azcert.org “ Track your Meds” Video Public Service Announcement “ My Medicines” record

×