Dealing with the current drug shortage: Impact, Strategies & Solutions

Synopsis: 

Planning, budgets, lean processes, just in time ordering….How do we prepare for situations out of our control, situations that leave patients and service providers vulnerable. The current drug shortage is affecting organizations across the country. What is the impact on patient safety when drug substitutions are changing daily and there is uncertainty?  

Presenters:

  • Mr. Richard Jones Vice President, Clinical Services, Patient Safety and Business Development at Medbuy;
  • Mr. Regis Vaillancourt, Director of Pharmacy at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario; and
  • Mr. Marcel Romanick, Clinical Practice Leader - North Pharmacy Services, Alberta Health Services, Stollery Children’s Hospital

This presentation will look at the impact on service, strategies that have been used to reduce the impact and possible solutions to avoid future risks to patient safety.  

We want you to bring your questions and answers to this call.  This is a time to share how your organization has been able to manage this situation and learn from the experiences of others. 

Dealing with the current drug shortage: Impact, Strategies & Solutions