OAPP Grand Rounds - Promoting Safe Medication Practices in the Setting of the Electronic Health Record (WISER)

This training is developed to educate Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants how to manage potential patient conflicts and threats that happen during patient care..

Target Audience

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNS)
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)
  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNPs)
  • Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs)
  • Physician Assistants (PAs)

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify mechanisms incorporated within the electronic health record (EHR) to support the safe prescribing of medications.
  • Review the electronic medication administration record (EMAR) to avoid misinterpretation and prevent medication events.
  • Describe the strengths and limitations of the electronic health record in ensuring the safe and efficacious use of anticoagulation therapy.
  • Identify the optimal dosing strategies to support safe and effective intravenous vancomycin therapy.


Disclaimer Statement:

The information presented at this activity represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
02/20/2024
Course expires: 
02/20/2027
WISER
United States

Planning Committee:

  • Deborah W. Byrns, CRNP - Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, UPMC
  • Levi DeBlase, PhD, Administrative Fellow Pharmacist at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
  • Lauren Ray, PharmD, MBA – Medication Safety Officer at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Hospital
  • Adrienne Szymkowiak, PharmD, BCCP – Pharmacist at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
  • Rachel Marini, PharmD, BCIDP - Clinical Pharmacist Infectious Diseases at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Hospital

Course Directors:

  • Aimee Smith, DPAS, MS, PA-C, Emergency Medicine, UPMC

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Dr. Marini receives grant/research support from Merck.

No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)

The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Nursing (CNE)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
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