Symposia Programs

NHIA symposia programs add tremendous value to your annual conference learning experience—offering clinically relevant

content from subject-matter experts!

 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Breakfast Symposium Product Tutorial

Operationalizing Hazardous Drug Compounding

Part I: Breakfast Symposium: Making the Business Case for Hazardous Drug Compounding

7:00 - 8:15 AM

 

Continuing Education Contact Hours: Pharmacy and Nursing — 1.0

 

For most home infusion providers, hazardous drugs (HDs) represent a small percentage of the overall compounded sterile preparations produced in their pharmacies. The former United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards addressing HD compounding (within Chapter <797>) allowed for a “small volume exemption” that reduced the operational and expense burden for small producers of hazardous CSPs. However, as concerns about the protection of health care workers exposed to HDs led to the adoption of USP Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings in February of 2016, with an implementation or compliance date of July 1, 2018, that exemption was removed and significant new requirements were added for all pharmacies that dispense any form of HDs. This program will review the key USP <800> requirements representing the most significant changes and potential costs for home infusion providers. Attendees will walk through a USP <800> Gap Assessment Tool, identifying the physical plant and policy/process changes they will need to make to come into compliance. The program will conclude with an examination of the business case for hazardous drug compounding—what the future may hold in terms of new HDs, and the costs of compliance that must be weighed against the business potential of these therapies.

 

Faculty: L. R. Dillon, RPh, ASQ CMQ/OE, ASQ CQA, ACHC/PCAB CAC, Consultant, Loveland, CO; Willis C. Triplett, PharmD, Principal, Comply 797, Indianapolis, IN

 

Part II: Product Tutorial: Hands-on Exploration of Supplies, Equipment, and Professional Services Needed for Compliance with USP <800>

8:16 – 9:00 AM

 

No Continuing Education Contact Hours Can Be Offered for This Hands-On Product-Specific Tutorial

 

Join in an experiential learning opportunity that will give participants an opportunity to explore a variety of products and services that may be used in the process of compounding hazardous drugs.

 


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Breakfast Symposium Product Tutorial

Implementing an Adult CVAD Care and Maintenance Resource Tool

Part I: Crafting an Evidence-Based Resource Tool to Standardize CVAD Care in the Home

7:00 - 8:15 AM

 

Continuing Education Contact Hours: Pharmacy and Nursing — 1.0

 

Learn about the recently updated NHIA CVAD Care & Maintenance Tool for the Adult Home-Based Patient. Created to provide a common point of reference for all home infusion professionals and professional caregivers, this resource tool synthesizes current evidence-based standards of practice and published guidelines, as well as expert opinion when evidence is lacking. Hear from industry veterans who participated in the development of this tool, as they describe specific considerations and offer tips for adopting it and using it to guide standardization across nursing services.

 

Faculty: Nancy Kramer, RN, BSN, CRNI®, Vice President of Nursing, AxelaCare; Melissa Leone, RN, BSN, Manager of Nursing Operations, Coram CVS/specialty Infusion Services; Felicia Schaps, MSN-ED, RN, CRNI®, OCN, CNSC, IgCN, National Director of Clinical Nursing Operations, BioScrip, Inc.

 

Part II: Applying the Evidence and Bringing the Care of CVADs to life with Product and Best Practices

8:16 – 9:00 AM

 

No Continuing Education Contact Hours Can Be Offered for This Hands-On Product-Specific Tutorial

 

Minimizing CVAD complications in the home-based patient requires knowledgeable clinicians, educated patients and caregivers, and the right products. Join 3M’s team of expert facilitators as they walk participants through a series of case-based scenarios—offering demonstrations and hands-on practice in the prevention of a wide range of CVAD complications.

 

Sponsored by 3Msm Health Care Academy

 


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Breakfast Symposium

Ig Product Selection: Applying Ig Standards of Practice and Clinical Expertise to Maximize Positive Patient Outcomes

7:00 – 9:00 AM

 

Continuing Education Contact Hours: Pharmacy, Dietitian and Nursing — 1.5

 

Review new and existing immune globulin products approved for use in the U.S. Explore considerations for the use of these products, including clinical monitoring parameters for the assessment of therapeutic efficacy an      the factors incorporated into the process of individualizing treatment for each patient. Learn how to identify and manage acute and delayed infusion reactions and side effects, along with preventive measures that can be taken to minimize risk of an adverse reaction.

 

 

Faculty: Jan Jones, RN, MSN, IgCN, Director of Nursing, Biofusion, Inc., and Tom Schleis, President of Schleis Professional Services, MS, RPh

 

Supported by an educational grant from Shire

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Breakfast Symposium

Antimicrobial Resistance—Tools for Meeting an Urgent Need

7:00 – 9:00 AM

 

Continuing Education Contact Hours: Pharmacy, Dietitian and Nursing — 1.5

 

Aid in the battle against multi-drug resistant infections by learning to incorporate strategies for avoiding exposure to resistant organisms, preventing the spread of infections, and extending the usefulness of existing treatment options into your practice. Improve prescriber collaboration to achieve maximum effect in dosing strategies; quickly identify and act on adverse effects of therapy and the clinical monitoring required; and educate patients, caregivers and clinicians in the home about infection control.

 

Faculty:  TBD

 

Supported by an educational grant from The Medicines Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Breakfast Symposium

Home Infusion Support for the Bone Marrow Transplant Patient

7:00 – 9:00 AM

 

Continuing Education Contact Hours: Pharmacy, Dietitian and Nursing — 1.5

 

Examine the supportive home infusion therapies provided to bone marrow transplant (BMT) patients before and after transplantation. Nutrition support, anti-infectives, immune globulin, monoclonal antibodies, and hematopoietic growth factors all play significant roles in preventing and managing complications, and avoiding unexpected hospitalization. Learn from industry experts how they assimilate the latest guidelines and research findings to provide evidence-based care to BMT patients.

 

Faculty: TBD

Supported by an educational grant from Jazz Pharmaceuticals

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Lunch Symposium

Developments in Home Parenteral Nutrition: Preventing and Managing Complications in Adult and Pediatric Patients

12:15 – 2:15 PM (Box lunch provided)

 

Continuing Education Contact Hours: Pharmacy, Nursing and Dietitian — 1.5

 

Delivery of home parenteral nutrition (HPN) began in earnest in the 1980’s with the successful transition of a patient in need of life-long nutrition support who was determined to have better quality of life than could be achieved in a medical facility. Today, the provision of HPN is ubiquitous to home infusion such that virtually every home infusion clinician has the opportunity to be involved in the management of parenteral nutrition patients.  This program will provide an overview of how the provision of HPN has evolved as organizations such as American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) and the United States Pharmacopeial (USP) have contributed to the development of best practices for ordering, compounding, labeling and monitoring PN patients to prevent errors and adverse events related to PN products.  Additionally, this program aims to review novel products and strategies being used today to prevent and manage complications of HPN therapy in the chronic adult and pediatric patient. Industry experts will share their experience and first-­hand knowledge in assimilating the latest guidelines and research findings to provide evidence-based care to home adult and pediatric PN patients.  The program will be geared toward information pertinent to home infusion pharmacists, nurses and dietitians who are directly involved in caring for chronic HPN patients.

 

Faculty: Kathleen M. Gura, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP, FPPAG, FASPEN, Manager, Clinical Research, Department of Pharmacy, Boston Children’s Hospital, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and Gordon Sacks, BCNSP, FCCP, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Immediate Past-President of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 2016-2017

 

Supported by an educational grant from Fresenius Kabi

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