Better Safe Than Sorry: Principles of Medication Safety [Pharmacist]

Better Safe Than Sorry: Principles of Medication Safety [Pharmacist]

This course will demonstrate how to integrate safety principles into pharmacy practice to mitigate medication errors and enhance patient care outcomes. Learners will gain insights into fostering a culture of learning and reporting and distinguishing between a “just culture” and a “non-punitive” environment. Through real-life case scenarios, learners will explore the application of safe design principles in typical pharmacy settings to reduce patient harm while better understanding the benefits of patient safety organizations (PSOs).

Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE course, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Describe the principles of safe design that can reduce patient harm.
2. Discuss the importance of recognizing high-alert medications and strategies to minimize the risk of errors.
3. Explain how a culture of learning and a culture of reporting reduce patient harm.
4. List the benefits provided by patient safety organizations (PSOs).
5. Apply patient safety principles to address medication-related issues in real-life case scenarios.

John Kessler, BS Pharm, PharmD
Chief Medication Safety Officer
Alliance for Patient Medication Safety

John Kessler has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 

This course has been partially funded by the Alliance for Patient Medication Safety (APMS). 

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Course is non-refundable.
Initial Release Date: April 1, 2024
Planned Expiration Date: April 1, 2027

Copyright 2024, CEimpact. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction of this course without express permission is strictly forbidden.  

Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-24-061-H05-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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