Alert Fatigue and Pharmacists’ Liability (Pharmacist)

Alert Fatigue and Pharmacists’ Liability (Pharmacist)

Frequent computer alerts that may over-emphasize minor risks and under-emphasize major risks to patients tend to produce alert fatigue. They can promote a perspective that since all drugs have adverse effects, it’s not critical to resolve them. This course discusses strategies for effective management of computer alerts, identifying those that should be addressed to reduce legal liability exposure.

Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE course, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Discuss the challenges presented by alert fatigue in pharmacy.
2. Evaluate the legal responsibilities of pharmacists to appropriately address computer alerts regarding potential
risks to a patient.
3. Develop a policy for the appropriate management of computer alerts to reduce exposure to legal liability.

David B. Brushwood, R.Ph, J.D.
Senior Lecturer, The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Law Content Developer, CEimpact

David B. Brushwood does not report any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this continuing pharmacy education course.

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Initial Release Date: January 27, 2021
Planned Expiration Date: January 27, 2024

This course is provided for educational purposes. CEimpact is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice of any kind. For legal advice, please contact a licensed attorney. 

Copyright 2021, CEimpact. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction of this course without express permission is strictly forbidden.

Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-21-059-H03-P
Application-based CPE Activity

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¹CEImpact provides you with two (2) opportunities to complete the exam. The learner will not receive CPE credit after two failed attempts.

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