General Educational Information

Educational Objectives
After fully participating in the 2016 Medication Safety Collaborative (MSC), participants should be able to:

  • Explore strategies to support regulatory compliance and enhanced patient safety in managing medication therapy in your practice setting.
  • Assess at least three strategies shown to be effective in reducing medication errors through changes in your EHR and computerized order entry systems.
  • Analyze the results and recommendations of recently published papers to apply in your practice or organization.
  • Develop strategies for incorporating information into actionable scorecards and dashboards.

Target Audience
Activities are planned and structured to meet the educational needs of pharmacists, nurses, physicians, and associated personnel in a variety of healthcare systems, including those practicing in large and small hospitals, managed care facilities, inpatient facilities, outpatient clinics, and homecare settings, as well as in academia and the pharmaceutical industry.

ACPE Accreditation
imageThe American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Some states have special requirements for continuing education (CE) content. Please check with your state to determine if these programs meet your state’s requirements.

Florida Department of Health Continuing Education Credits
Florida-licensed pharmacists must self-report their meeting CE credits to CE Broker. ASHP is not offering Florida Consultant Pharmacy CE at this meeting.

ASHP determines the number of contact hours for each session. Registrants may earn up to 18.75 contact hours (1.875 CEUs) at the MSC in conjunction with the 2016 ASHP Summer Meetings..

Pharmacy Technicians
Educational sessions at MSC satisfy the requirement pertaining to pharmacy-related subject matter and are acceptable for certified pharmacy technicians.  Sessions for technicians are designated with a “T” following the ACPE number.  All educational sessions offered by ACPE-accredited providers are recommended by PTCB and are not required for technician recertification.

PTCB acceptable CE sessions must include pharmacy-related subject matter. Contact PTCB at 800-363-8012 or for further information.


ASHP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ASHP designates the activities in MSC for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Educational Review Systems is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by ASNA, an accredited provider by the ANCC/Commission on Accreditation. Provider # 5-115.  This program is approved for 18.75 hours of continuing nursing education.

Educational Review Systems is also approved for nursing continuing education by the state of California, the state of Florida and the District of Columbia.

Industry-supported Symposia
ASHP Advantage, a division of ASHP, specializes in developing customized, needs-based educational activities for pharmacists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals.  You may process CE credit online for ASHP Advantage symposia presented at the 2016 ASHP Summer Meetings.

Continuing Education
ASHP is one of the largest providers of continuing pharmacy education accredited by ACPE—the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. In accordance with ACPE’s Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education, ASHP fully supports:

Active Learning
A basic principle and best practice in adult learning, active learning means interaction with faculty and other participants to improve learning, retention, and application of new knowledge and skills. Even in large sessions, faculty use participatory instructional techniques intended to engage you more fully as a learner.

Learning Assessments and Feedback
The standards call for learning assessments to be part of every activity. Assessments and mechanisms for feedback to participants are part of every CE session.

ACPE’s standards require us to develop and conduct evaluations of each CE activity.  Beyond this requirement, your feedback is important to us for evaluating achievement of the learning objectives, quality of faculty, effectiveness of teaching methods and materials, and perceptions of commercial bias.

Noncommercialism and the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support
ACPE has adopted the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support. These standards require complete separation of CE from commercial support. Instructional materials for CE activities, including presentation slides, undergo an intensive review process at ASHP to ensure compliance with the Standards for Commercial Support. Disclosures of relevant financial interest by everyone involved in the planning or delivery of ASHP’s CE content have been included in the onsite program book and are announced in the sessions. In accordance with these standards, any actual conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to the CE activity.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
An approach to lifelong learning, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a process of active participation in learning activities geared to helping individuals develop and maintain continuing competence, enhance their professional practice, and achieve their career goals. CPD emphasizes self-appraisal and educational plan development, implementation, documentation, and evaluation. CE sessions or other activities in which you participate at the meeting may form part of your own CPD self-appraisal or plan.

Educational Session Materials
Educational session materials will be available online at and on the ASHP LIVE app approximately two weeks before the meeting. If you prefer printed materials, please print them before you come to the meeting. Materials cannot be printed onsite.