Outpatient Surgery Magazine

OR Excellence Session Previews - June 2015

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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5 4 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E J U N E 2 0 1 5 D rugs in short supply, risk of diversion at the front line, potentially deadly dosing errors — it's never been more difficult to ensure the safety and security of the numerous med- ications used in surgery. In "Take Charge of Medication Management," John R. Karwoski, RPh, MBA, president and founder of JDJ Consulting in Wenonah, N.J., will provide the tools facility leaders need to educate their staffs about best practices in formulation oversight and offer suggestions for enhancing medication safety, ensuring regulatory compliance and reducing drug-related costs. • The challenges of medication management. Facility lead- ers are required to wear many hats and oversee all aspects of patient care. They must also manage staff, interact with physicians and stay within a budget. It's difficult to dedicate enough time and energy to deal with formulary requests, drug shortages, inventory tracking, regulation interpretation, drug cost opti- mization and adverse drug reactions — just to name Optimize Your Medication Management Consulting pharmacist discusses best practices for drug safety and security. Speaker Profile • Founded JDJ Consulting in 2001 after beginning his career as a hospital pharmacist. • Serves as a pharmacy consultant to hos- pitals and ASCs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware. • Earned his RPh at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, and his MBA at Drexel University. John R. Karwoski, RPh, MBA

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