Patient Safety Awareness and National Poison Prevention Week Radio Interviews

2014: Acetaminophen: Adults, Risks & Safe Use
In March 2013, the ASHP Foundation conducted a radio media tour featuring Jennifer Polzin, Pharm.D., a senior pharmacy consultant in medication management and safety for Kaiser Permanente Southern California in Los Angeles. Kaiser Permanente Southern California was a finalist for the 2013 Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety for its initiative "Outpatient Safety Net," which developed a systematic approach to managing patients who are taking medications that have a high potential for adverse drug events if not monitored appropriately, including acetaminophen. During the radio media tour, Dr. Polzin spoke about adults, the risks of acetaminophen overdose and how to take this common medication safely. See the schedule here. Click on the links below to hear the radio news release and interviews:

2014 Radio News Release
KSAL Radio AM, Wichita, Kan., with reporter Jeff Garretson (posted with permission from KSAL)
WFIN Radio AM, Toledo, Ohio, with reporter Chris Oaks (posted with permission from WFIN)
WPKZ Radio AM, Boston, Mass., with reporter David Martinez (posted with permission from WPKZ)


2013: Elderly Patients and Medications
In March 2013, the ASHP Foundation conducted a radio media tour featuring Allison Paquin, Pharm.D., a clinical pharmacist from VA Boston Healthcare System in Massachusetts. The VA Boston Healthcare System is the 2012 recipient of the Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety for its initiative "The PILL Service," which assisted elderly veterans with cognitive difficulties in taking their medications accurately and safely. During the radio media tour, Dr. Paquin spoke about how family caregivers can help their own elderly loved ones with dementia and other cognitive issues to do the same. Click on the links below to hear the radio news release and to watch two of the interviews from the tour.

2012: Are You High Risk for Blood Clots?
In March 2012, the ASHP Foundation conducted a radio media tour featuring Anne Rose, Pharm.D., a clinical pharmacist from UW Health in Madison, Wis. UW Health is the 2011 recipient of the Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety for its initiative "Anticoagulation Stewardship Program." Dr. Rose spoke about blood clot prevention. Click on the links below to hear the radio news release and to watch two of the interviews from the tour.

2011: Patients With Chronic Diseases & Medications: Pharmacist Involvement Can Help Improve Your Health
In March 2011, the ASHP Foundation conducted a radio media tour featuring Nicole Pilch, Pharm.D., a clinical specialist from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. MUSC was the 2010 recipient of the Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety. Dr. Pilch spoke about patients with chronic disease and medication safety. Click on the links below to hear the radio news release and two of the taped interviews from the tour.

2010: Pediatric Patients & Medications: Pharmacists Can Help Prevent Errors 
In March 2010, the ASHP Foundation conducted a radio media tour featuring Kelly Michienzi, Pharm.D., a clinical pharmacist from Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo in New York. WCHOB was the 2009 recipient of the Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety. Dr. Michienzi spoke about pediatric medication safety. Click on the links below to hear some of these interviews.

  • "Caring for the Community" with Andrea Perry, WMPZ-FM, Chattanooga, Tenn. (permission to post this interview was granted by Ms. Perry).
  • "MyFamilyMyLifeNow.com" with Stephanie Ross, Internet radio show (permission to post this interview was granted by Ms. Ross).
  • Radio News Release

    2009: Elderly Patients & Safe Medication Use
    In March 2009, the ASHP Foundation conducted a radio media tour featuring Terri B. Cardwell, Pharm.D., a medication safety clinical pharmacist from Novant Health in Winton-Salem, NC. Novant was the 2008 recipient of the Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety. Dr. Cardwell spoke about seniors and medication safety. Click on the links below to hear some of these interviews.

    2008: Keeping Patients Safe in Hospitals
    In February 2008, the ASHP Foundation conducted a radio media tour featuring Scott Micek, Pharm.D., a clinical pharmacist whose initiative to more quickly identify and treat sepsis at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis won that institution the 2007 Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety. We have made two of these radio interviews with Dr. Micek available via podcast. You may download the podcast at one of the two sites listed below. Click on either link below to download "National Patient Safety Awareness Week Radio Tour":

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