May 18, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Keri McDermott


Learning and Action Series Webinar
Medication Safety: What Matters Most
May 18, 2021 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. CT

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Medications can be lifesaving treatments that change the world. Unfortunately, if not used properly, medications can also lead to adverse events. In fact, adverse drug events (ADEs) account for over 1 million emergency department visits a year and 1/3 of all hospital adverse events. For these reasons, the Great Plains Quality Care Coalition is hosting a Learning and Action Series around medication safety.

The third event in the series, Medication Safety: What Matters Most, will introduce three models underlying medication safety. The presenter will review treatment processes guided by each model and discuss actual and potential outcomes for patients, caregivers and the healthcare system.

Webinar Objectives
As a result of attending, participants will be able to:
• Compare and contrast three models relevant to medication safety to utilize in an upcoming team meeting
• Discuss the implications of these three models in your practice or organization

Dr. Lufei YoungPresenter
Lufei Young, PhD, RN, APRN-NP
Associate Professor; Augusta University, College of Nursing

Dr. Young is currently an Associate Professor at Augusta University, College of Nursing. Prior to coming to the United State, Dr. Young earned her doctoral degree in Medicine and practiced as a family physician in China. She completed her BSN and Fast Track BSN-to-PhD at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing. Dr. Young’s research focus is to promote cardiovascular health through self-management. She has two decades of practice and research experience working with older adults from vulnerable and underserved communities, including rural, incarcerated, urban poor and migrant worker populations. She has extensive experience in clinical translational and health service research focused in promoting self-management in aging populations with multiple chronic complex conditions.  She has expertise in research methodologies: cost-effective analysis, meta-analysis, systematic review and big data analysis.

Medication Safety Collaborative Action Series
Each learning event in the four-part series will be followed by an action group to allow for additional discussion, coaching and development of quality improvement efforts to improve medication safety. 


National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention
Age Friendly Health System 4Ms model

Continuing Education (CE)
A certificate of participation will be provided to all attendees to submit to their organization and/or licensing body for CE credit. Great Plains Quality Innovation Network is an approved provider of continuing education by the North Dakota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators and the South Dakota Board of Nursing Facility Administrators.