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CPE CONSULTANTS, LLC
 

Tools to Help Prevent Medication Errors for Pharmacy Technicians


THIS HOME STUDY ACTIVITY HAS BEEN ASSIGNED AN ACPE UNIVERSAL ACTIVITY NUMBER DESIGNATOR OF 05 (PATIENT SAFETY) AND MEETS THE
THE CONTIUNING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT IN THE SUBJECT AREA OF PATIENT SAFETY ESTABLISHED BY SEVERAL STATE BOARDS OF PHARMACY
 
Medication error prevention is the responsibility of everyone who works in the pharmacy.  Pharmacy technicians can play an important role in the prevention of medication errors and should be encouraged to do so.  Many times pharmacy technicians have a different perspective than the pharmacist in how workflow issues and prescription processing may have the potential to cause medication errors.  I encourage every technician to talk to their pharmacist and discuss what he/she could do to help improve patient safety.   This continuing education activity will assist the technician with determining what they can do to help prevent medication errors.

Fee

$5.00

CE Hours

1.00

CE Units

0.100

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacy Technicians

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
 

Requirements for CE Credit

Registrants have the option of taking the pre-test for this activity or skipping the pre-test. The ACPE provider encourages registrants to complete the pre-test before reviewing the course material. There is no passing score required on the pre-test and this test is simply used by the ACPE provider to determine both the baseline knowledge of each registrant and to assess the value of the continuing education activity by comparing pre- and post-test results.
 
Each registrant must read the course material (attached file, "Tools to Help Prevent Medication Errors for Pharmacy Technicians," located under the Course Material(s) section, successfully pass (80% or higher) the activity post-test and complete the online evaluation form. Once the registrant has successfully completed these requirements the continuing education credits will be uploaded automatically to CPE Monitor. The registrant can also print out a hard copy of the statement of credit from their online continuing education account.
 
IMPORTANT: Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit: Continuing education credits are upoloaded to CPE monitor immediately after successfully passing the post-test and completing the online evaluation. Failure to successfully pass the post-test and/or complete the online evaluation within 30 days of registering for this activity, will result in the credits not uploading to CPE Monitor and a forfeiture of the continuing education credits.
 
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Support/Credits

No financial support was provided for this home-study activity.

 

 

Medication error prevention is the responsibility of everyone who works in the pharmacy.  Pharmacy technicians can play an important role in the prevention of medication errors and should be encouraged to do so.  Many times pharmacy technicians have a different perspective than the pharmacist in how workflow issues and prescription processing may have the potential to cause medication errors.  I encourage every technician to talk to their pharmacist and discuss what he/she could do to help improve patient safety.   This continuing education activity will assist the technician with determining what they can do to help prevent medication errors.

Objectives

  • Describe the process of root cause analysis
  • Describe failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)
  • Describe medication error reduction and prevention procedures
  • Describe ways to improve patient medication safety
  • Describe commons errors made by pharmacy personnel and how to prevent them

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.
Disclosure : I have no financial relationship to disclose and I will not discuss off label use and/or investigational use in my presentation.

Activity Number

0864-0000-16-046-H05-T

Release Date: Feb 14, 2016
Credit Expiration Date: Feb 14, 2019

Fee

$5.00