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NPSF PLS Webcast | Evaluation of Perioperative Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Events
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Complimentary webcast featuring Karen C. Nanji, M.D., M.P.H., Anesthesiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital

When: Thursday, February 25, 2016
2:00-3:00 PM ET
Where: Webcast
United States

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February 25, 2016 | 2-3 pm ET

2:00pm – 3:00pm (Eastern) 
1:00pm – 2:00pm (Central) 
11:00am – 12:00pm  (Pacific)





Purchase Price: Complimentary 


Karen C. Nanji, MD, MPH


Massachusetts General Hospital

Assistant Professor of Anesthesia

Harvard Medical School


This webcast provides a foundation for understanding concepts around medication errors (MEs) and adverse drug events (ADEs), including challenges around data acquisition, use and implementation of solutions. The focus is on identifying, evaluating and classifying types of perioperative medication errors and adverse drug events as well as solutions that may have the potential to prevent them.  Understanding and evaluating perioperative MEs and ADEs is a critical step in designing and implementing targeted, measurable and cost-effective solutions. 



  • Discuss the differences between medication error(s) and adverse drug event(s).
  • Identify types of potential adverse drug events in the operating room that may or may not incorporate medication errors.
  • Discuss how to obtain perioperative medication error data.
  • Identify solutions that may have the potential to prevent perioperative medication errors and/or adverse drug events.


  • 2:00-2:05 pm ET - Introduction (NPSF)
  • 2:05-2:45 pm ET - Presentation with PowerPoint (Featured Speaker)
  • 2:45-2:55 pm ET - Moderated Question and Answer Time (NPSF and Featured Speaker)
  • 2:55-3:00 pm ET - Closing Remarks (NPSF)


NPSF provides this complimentary webcast through the generous support of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company).
BD has had no influence over selection of the content or speaker, and had no influence over webcast content and planning.

NPSF does not endorse any commercial interests or related products or services.

This educational activity offers 1.00 hours.


William Beaumont Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of William Beaumont Hospital, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Michigan Public Health Institute. William Beaumont Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


A total of 1.00 nursing contact hours have been awarded for this activity by the Michigan Public Health Institute – Continuing Education Solutions (MPHI-CES).  

MPHI - CES (OH-320, 06/1/16) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91),an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. MPHI-CES #2016-1187; expires 2/25/2017.

Healthcare Quality Professionals

This program has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for 1.00 CPHQ continuing education hours. MPHI-CES #2016-2001; expires 2/25/17.


Professionals in Healthcare Risk Management 

A total of 1.00 ASHRM contact hours has been requested and the approval is pending.


Healthcare Executives 

A total of 1.00 contact hours has been requested and the approval is pending.

Healthcare Professionals

A total of 1.00 educational contact hours has been requested and the approval is pending.


Certified Professional in Patient Safety Recertification 

1.00 contact hours toward the fulfillment of the requirements of CPPS (Certified Professional in Patient Safety) recertification.



This presentation will be recorded and made available exclusively to members of the NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety program. Continuing Education credits are not available for on-demand presentations. For more information on joining the Stand Up program, please click here.


It is important to test your computer in advance of the webcast to make sure that you meet the minimum technical requirements to attend this event. You will also want to test your computer’s ability to stream flash video, which can also help identify potential firewall issues that could impair your ability to view the webcast. Please see the links below for more information and be sure to allow sufficient time prior to the event to complete these tests.


Technical Requirements Test;F:APIUTILS!10 


Computer Tips 

Minimum technical requirements include:

  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Windows Media Player or RealPlayer
  • One of the following web browsers: Internet Explorer version 8.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox version 36 or higher, Google Chrome version 41 or higher, Apple Safari 5 or higher.



For questions regarding this event, please contact NPSF at 617-391-9900 or email


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