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Reducing ADEs Through Trigger Tools

Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Time: 12:00 AM ET

Frank Federico, RPh, from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), discussed the evolution of the IHI trigger tool methodology and the use of three high alert medication triggers to reduce ADEs. Participants learned how to use this simple method to accurately identify ADEs and the importance of measuring ADE rates over time. Priya Patel, PharmD, a clinical pharmacy specialist at Alameda Health System, shared why they use the high alert medication trigger tool and the medication management process changes they made as a result.


Frank Federico, RPh
Executive Director, Strategic Partners
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
National Medication Safety Affinity Group

Priya Patel, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Hematology/Oncology Services
Alameda Health System – Highland Hospital

Ed Mendez, RN, MPH
Improvement Coach
Essential Hospitals Engagement Network

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