Improving the Safe Use and Storage of Medications in the Perioperative Setting


A satellite symposium conducted at the Anesthesiology Annual Meeting 2022 in New Orleans, LA.

The  live  symposium  will  focus  on  the  daily  challenges  of  ensuring  medication  safety  in  the  high-risk perioperative  setting,  including  the  limited  adoption  of  proven  medication  safety  technologies  in  these  settings. Faculty will focus on the opportunities to advance medication safety principles, and  enhance  the  detection  and  management  of  risk.  Faculty  will  describe  national  aggregate  findings  and  practice gaps identified from the ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment® for Perioperative Settings, and will highlight published  recommendations promoted  in  the  recently  released  ISMP Guidelines  for  Safe  Medication Use in Perioperative and Procedural Settings. Armed with this unique information, anesthesia residents and fellows will be able to identify targeted approaches to the implementation of safe medication practices for optimal safety outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

Following completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify current national safety challenges with medication use in the US perioperative and procedural settings
  2. Highlight the practice risks discovered in the National results from the ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment for Perioperative Settings
  3. Examine recommendations from the ISMP Guidelines for Safe Medication Use in Perioperative and Procedural Settings for meaningful medication safety improvements
  4. Recognize first-hand successes and challenges faced during the adoption and implementation of safe medication practices, processes, and technologies in perioperative and procedural settings


Christina Michalek, BS, RPh, FASHP, Director of Memberships & PSO, ISMP

Lauren Lobaugh, MD, MAS, FAAP, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology Department, Baylor College of Medicine



This activity is supported by Omnicell.

CE Accreditation

No continuing education credits are available for this activity.