Webinar Information and Registration

Getting Started with Lean: It's Smart to Start with 5S

Join us for a free LIVE webinar - Select the webinar date most convenient to your schedule:

Thursday, April 26, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT

Registration Closed
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Registration Closed
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT

Registration Closed

After registration, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with instructions for joining the webinar.

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Accreditation for Pharmacists

ACPEThe American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity provides 1.0 hour (0.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit (ACPE activity #204-000-12-415-L04P).

Methods and Format

This is a live web-based activity consisting of audio, presentation slides, and an activity evaluation tool. Participants must participate in the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation to receive continuing pharmacy education credit. Participants may print their official statements of continuing pharmacy education credit immediately following the activity. This activity is provided free of charge. Click here for full CE processing instructions.

Target Audience

This continuing pharmacy education activity was planned to meet the needs of pharmacists in a variety of practice settings, including large and small health systems, outpatient clinics, managed-care organizations, long-term care facilities, and academia. This activity would be particularly beneficial for pharmacists, clinical specialists, managers, leaders, and educators who are interested in quality improvement.

Webinar Overview

5S is a simple and easy-to-use tool that assists in organizing the workplace in an efficient, and safe manner to enhance productivity, polish visual management, and to ensure the introduction of standardized processes. Due to ease of use, flexibility, and effectiveness, 5S is often the first Lean tool that departments use for process improvement. In this interactive webinar, a case-based description of multiple 5S projects in the pharmacy workplace will be reviewed and tools for getting started and conducting a 5S event will be shared.

Time for questions and answers will be provided at the end of the presentation.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this knowledge-based continuing education activity, participants should be able to

  • Explain the 5 steps of the 5S process.
  • Describe the benefits of visual management.
  • List the pitfalls to avoid when conducting a 5S event.


Nicole Mollenkopf MacLaughlin Nicole Mollenkopf MacLaughlin, Pharm.D., BCPS
Medication Safety Officer for Pediatrics
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

Nicole Mollenkopf MacLaughlin, Pharm.D., BCPS, is Medication Safety Officer for Pediatrics and Medication-Use Safety Residency Program Director at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. In her current position, Dr. MacLaughlin oversees performance improvement and medication safety for the Pediatric Pharmacy. She is also Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

Dr. MacLaughlin is a medication safety consultant for the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. Currently, she is a member of the American Society of Medication Safety Officers (ASMSO) board of directors and the ASMSO Executive Committee, where she serves as secretary and  membership committee chair. Previously, she has served on the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacist (ASHP) Section Action Group for Medication Safety.

Dr. MacLaughlin earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Temple University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, as well as a Certificate in Drug Safety.  After graduation, she completed the Pharmacy Practice Residency and Medication-Use Safety Specialty Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Frequently Asked Questions for Webinars

What is a live webinar?
A live webinar brings the presentation to you - at your desk, in your home, through a staff in-service program. You listen to the speaker presentation in “real time” as you watch the slides on the screen. You will have the opportunity to ask the speaker questions at the end of the program. Please join the conference at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time for important program announcements.

How do I process my Continuing Education (CE) credit?
After completion of the live webinar, you will process your CE online and print your statement of credit at the ASHP CE Center found at http://ce.ashp.org. To process your CE, you will need the Activity and Session Codes that will be announced at the end of the webinar.

View full CE processing instructions

What if I would like to arrange for my colleagues to participate in this webinar as a group?
One person serving as the group coordinator should register for the webinar. That group coordinator will receive an e-mail confirmation with instructions for joining the webinar. A few minutes before the webinar begins, the group coordinator should launch the webinar link. Once the webinar has been activated, the coordinator will have the option to open the audio via VoIP (Voice Over IP) on the webinar toolbar or use a touch tone phone with the provided dial-in information. At the conclusion of the activity, the group coordinator will complete a brief online evaluation and report the number of participants at that site. Each participant will process his or her individual continuing education statement online at the ASHP CE Center.

What do I need in order to participate in the webinar?

  1. Computer with internet access and basic system requirements. When you register, the webinar system will assess your system to ensure compatibility.
  2. Telephone to dial the toll-free number and listen to the presentation (if you choose not to use VoIP via your computer).

Webinar System Requirements

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, or 2003 server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

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Planned and conducted by ASHP Advantage and the Center for Health-System Pharmacy Leadership.
Supported by an educational grant from Baxter Healthcare Corporation.


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