Improving Patient Safety and Preventing Medication Errors PT
Medication errors and preventable adverse events remain a leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that up to approximately 100,000 patients or more die each year in the US due to medical errors. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are on the front lines for improving patient safety and preventing medication errors.
This course is accredited for two (2) hours of CPE credit and consists of three parts:
1. Course material
3. Course evaluation
The goal of this activity is to help pharmacy technicians to develop a better knowledge of causes of medication errors and strategies to prevent errors and improve patient safety. After participating in the continuing education offering, pharmacy technicians will be able to:
- List factors contributing to medication errors.
- Describe strategies to help prevent medication errors and improve patient safety in different practice settings.
- When presented with a prescription scenario, identify factors that may contribute to the development of a medication error.
- Summarize the role of failure mode effects analysis and root cause analysis in improving patient safety.
- Identify procedures for external medication error reporting.