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CPE CONSULTANTS, LLC
 

Tips and Techniques to Prevent Medication Errors


THIS COURSE MEETS THE RECENT OHIO STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY CONTIUNING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT FOR 2.0 CONTACT HOURS OF CONTIUNING EDUCATION CREDIT IN THE SUBJECT AREA OF PATIENT/MEDICATION SAFETY!
This program will describe common medication error prevention tips and techniques that pharmacists can institute in their practice.  The program will describe how to use root cause analysis and failure mode and effects analysis to address potential medication errors in their pharmacy.  The program will also describe potential medication errors with oral prescriptions, computer alerts and how pharmacists can help prevent them. Finally, the program will conclude with a discussion of how medication errors can occur without proper medication reconciliation and how patient safety can be improved in this area. 

CE Hours

2.00

CE Units

0.200

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists

Accreditation(s)

CPE Consultants, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
 

 

 

 

This program will describe common medication error prevention tips and techniques that pharmacists can institute in their practice.  The program will describe how to use root cause analysis and failure mode and effects analysis to address potential medication errors in their pharmacy.  The program will also describe potential medication errors with oral prescriptions, computer alerts and how pharmacists can help prevent them. Finally, the program will conclude with a discussion of how medication errors can occur without proper medication reconciliation and how patient safety can be improved in this area. 

Objectives

  • Describe the process of root cause analysis
  • List the common pitfalls in root cause analysis
  • Describe the methods to improve patient safety regarding medication error prevention
  • Identify common medication error prevention and reduction techniques
  • Define the process of failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Donald L. Sullivan picture

Donald L. Sullivan, RPh, PhD
Director of Experiential Pharmacy Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, The Ohio State University


Brief Bio : Dr. Sullivan is the Director of Experiential Pharmacy, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at The Ohio State University. He receives his B.S. in pharmacy from The Ohio State University in 1990, his MS from The Ohio State University in 1991, and his PhD. In Pharmacy Administration from The Ohio State University in 1996. He has published several peer-reviewed articles and five consumer drug reference books. He has taught courses in pharmacy law and OTC products for 16 years. He has done more than 90 professional presentations on pharmacy law and OTC products all across the U.S. He has been voted professor of the year by his students in 14 of his 16 years at Ohio Northern University.

Activity Number

0864-0000-16-004-H05-P

Release Date: Feb 1, 2016
Credit Expiration Date: Feb 1, 2019

Fee

$20.00