IV Calculations & Dosage Conversions

Intro to Infusion: IV Calculations & Dosage Conversions

Dive into a list of the most common abbreviations and dosage conversions seen in infusion medication administration with Bailey Klingaman as she walks through frequently used IV formulas and calculations clinicians in the field should be familiar with. Understanding proper medication administration, including the calculations necessary to safely administer drugs to patients, is a vital […]

Takeaways from the 2024 NHIA Conference

RxToolKit & WeInfuse Team Picture at the 2024 NHIA Conference

Following the 2024 NHIA Conference in Austin, TX, Bailey Klingaman comprises a brief recap of the latest news in the home infusion industry, including the events that took place at the conference and topics for industry leaders to keep an eye on moving forward. Last week, the 2024 National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) Conference came […]

Enhancing Medication Error Surveillance for Improved Patient Safety

Enhancing Medication Error Surveillance for Improved Patient Safety

In this article, Dr. Jill Paslier, PharmD, CSP, FISMP analyzes the benefits of medication error surveillance and how it can enhance patient safety and improve clinical outcomes. Dr. Paslier provides three key components to implementing a successful MES program, and highlights the probable outcomes of increased monitoring. Introduction to Medication Error Surveillance Medication error surveillance […]

Guiding Providers Through the Complexities of Ig Therapy for Patient Safety

Guiding Providers Through the Complexities of Ig Therapy for Patient Safety

IgNS President/CEO Luba Sobolevsky and Director of Educational Resources Rachel Colletta explore the factors that make immunoglobulin therapy so complex, and the different solutions and resources clinicians can use to ensure safe and effective treatment. The Immunoglobulin National Society (IgNS) emerged in 2012 as the leading multidisciplinary association for healthcare professionals (HCPs) involved in the […]

The Past, Present, and Future of IV Therapy

The Past, Present, and Future of IV Therapy

Bailey Klingaman explores the history of intravenous infusion therapy and the path to modern treatments. Deb DiTrapano, MSN, RN, OCN predicts the implementation of artificial intelligence in infusion therapy and discusses the effects of the nurse shortage. In the 600 years since infusion therapy was first documented, there have been countless experiments, lives saved and […]

Does Your Practice Have a Culture of Safety? – 3 Questions to Ask

Does Your Practice Have a Culture of Safety? - 3 Questions to Ask

Chuck DiTrapano, RPh and Bailey Klingaman explore the meaning of a culture of safety in clinical organizations. By understanding the motivation of clinicians and application of technology to the practice, organizations can assess the value of safety to its company culture. Having been a healthcare professional for a very long time, I often think about what […]

6 Key Characteristics of a Successful Infusion Center

6 Key Characteristics of a Successful Infusion Center Cover Image

Chuck DiTrapano, RPh discusses how competence, confidence, consistency, culture, creativity, and communication work together to make an infusion center successful. There have been many improvements in the outpatient infusion market in recent years. The good news is that patients can now achieve a higher quality of life even when they are afflicted with a lifetime […]

Minimize Distractions in the Clinical Setting

Minimize Distractions in the Clinical Setting Cover Image

Chuck DiTrapano, RPh and Bailey Klingaman discuss the dangers of distractions and interruptions in the clinical setting, and provide numerous solutions to help reduce the risk of harmful medication errors and improve patient safety. Anyone who has worked in any healthcare setting can attest to what the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) and others […]

Pharmacy Technicians Are Important

Pharmacy Technicians are Important Cover Image

Chuck DiTrapano, RPh, recognizes the integral role pharmacy technicians have, and their contributions toward managing a successful practice. Joanne Adam, CPhT, offers insight about the potential advancements pharmacy technicians can make in the field. There is a common misconception that the pharmacy industry is purely product-driven. As a practicing pharmacist, I can attest that this […]