IV push

Manage the Safety Risks Associated with IV Push Medication Use

While much emphasis has been placed on the improvement of IV infusion safety, there remains limited published information on safe practices associated with IV push injection safety. Of concern is the increasing need for nurses to administer more medications via the IV push route and the frequent and unnecessary unit-based preparation and dilution of IV push medications, without established standard practice expectations.

During this program, faculty will describe common unsafe practices and at-risk behaviors associated with IV push medication use in adults.  A review of ISMP’s Guidelines for Safe Practice of Adult IV Push Medications and ISMP’s Gap Analysis Tool (GAT) for Safe IV Push Medication Practices will highlight strategies necessary for organizations to align best practices and reduce the mitigation of risk. 

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify unsafe practices, at-risk behaviors and strategies associated with the preparation and administration of IV push medications.
  2. Recognize the steps necessary for the successful adoption of safe IV push practices.
  3. Describe the anticipated challenges to the implementation of ISMP’s Safe Practice Guidelines for Adult IV Push Medications.

Upcoming Dates & Locations:

Speakers May Include:

Michelle Mandrack, MSN, RN, Director of Consulting Services, ISMP

Susan Paparella, MSN, RN, Vice President, ISMP

Casey Newth, BSN, RN-BC, Level III, Permanent Charge Nurse, Surgical Unit, Poudre Valley Hospital



These activities are supported by Fresenius-Kabi.




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No continuing education credits are available for these activities unless stated otherwise on individual event pages.