AAMI Foundation: Regional Event #2

The AAMI Foundation hosted its second invitational regional event on September 27–28, 2016 in Chicago, IL. The meeting featured presenters from 18 healthcare delivery organizations who provided recommendations and lessons-learned about overcoming barriers to continuous monitoring of patients on opioids, decreasing non-actionable clinical alarms, and improving infusion safety.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016:  Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids
Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids Paul Milligan, PharmD
System Medical Safety Pharmacist, BJC Healthcare, St. Louis, MO
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Implementation of Centralized Pulse Oximetry

Nancee Hofmeister, MSN, RN, NE-BC
VP Nursing – Chief Nursing Officer, Evergreen Health, Seattle, WA

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Real-Time, Critical Data of Early Deterioration in Adult Postoperative Inpatients, to Prevent Failure to Rescue

Sue Carol Verrillo, RN, MSN, CRRN
Nurse Manager, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

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It's All About People:  Optimization of Continuous Monitoring in the Hospital Perry An, MD
Hospitalist, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA
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Opioid Sparing Surgery Philip R. Corvo, MD, MA, FACS
Chairman of Surgery, Director of Surgical Critical Care, NSQIP Surgeon Champion Stanley J Dudrick Dept of Surgery Designated Institution Official, Saint Mary's Health System Governor-At-Large, American College of Surgeons President & Co-founder, CT Surgical Quality Collaborative 
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016:  Alarm Management Safety
A Case Study on Ventilator Alarm Management Connie C. Dills, MBA, RRT, RPFT
Respiratory Practice Manager, Hospital for Special Care, New Britain, CT
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Alarm Management through Rule-Based Middleware and Smart Phones

Inhel Rekik, B.ENG, MS
Clinical Engineer, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

George Reed, MBA
Enterprise Director of Clinical Engineering, Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA

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Driving the Culture of Alarm Management Practices: Using the Influencer Model

Sheila Shields, MSN, CCRN, RN-BC
Clinical Practice Specialist, Winchester Hospital, Winchester, MA

Karen Peters, MSN
Clinical Staff Development, Winchester Hospital, Winchester, MA

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The Role of Middleware in Alarm Management Sue Carol Verrillo, RN, MSN, CRRN
Nurse Manager, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
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Sustaining a Successful Alarm Management Program Kevin Smith, BSN, RN, CNML, CVRN-BC
Director of Cardiac Services, NCH Healthcare System, Naples, FL
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016: Infusion Therapy Safety
A Descriptive Study on IV Smart Pump Drug Library Compliance Karen K. Giuliano, PhD, RN, MBA
Nurse Scientist, Hallmark Health, Medford, MA 
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Improving Compliance with the Drug Library:  A Case Study from Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Cathy Sullivan, MSN, RN, FNP, CCRN
Associate Director, Sourcing, Mt. Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY
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Infusion Therapy Safety:  The Allina Health Experience Margaret Schmidt, PharmD, MBA
Coordinator Pharmacy Services, Allina Health, Minneapolis, MN
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Using Infusion Pump Benchmark Data to Improve Patient Safety and Quality Rich Zink
Managing Director, Operations, Purdue University – REMEDI, West Lafayette, IN 
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Multiple Intravenous Infusions:  Education Opportunities Sonia Pinkney, MHSc, PEng
Human Factors Engineer, HumanEra, Canada
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Technology: What Has Been the Impact of the IV Infusion Process Marla Husch, MS, BSPharm, LSSBB, CPM
AVP, Operations, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
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Integrating Smart Infusion Pumps with the Electronic Health Record Tina M. Suess, MHA, BSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS
Manager Medical Safety Integration, Lancaster General Health, Lancaster, PA
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