Date & Time
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
433 Clinical Decision Support Tools for Prescribing High-Alert Medications*

Correctional health care professionals are continually faced with opportunities to make both straightforward and complex clinical decisions. Providing care requires ongoing triage to risk stratify priorities. This presentation will highlight the Institute of Safe Medication Practices' nine classes of high-alert medications and seven specific high-alert medications, the drugs most often involved in harmful errors. Participants will learn about clinical decision support tools and disease registries to optimize patient safety, clinical effectiveness, and efficiency of resource utilization.

Educational Objectives

  • Review the Institute for Safe Medication Practices high-alert medication classes and specific high-alert medications
  • Describe the potential effects of clinical inertia and deprescribing
  • Explore ways to apply clinical decision support tools and disease registries in correctional health care

Level Intermediate