Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy Malpractice Liability

Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy Malpractice Liability

As pharmacy technician responsibilities expand, the exposure to malpractice liability for errors also expands. This course discusses examples of how to mitigate that liability in situations such as controlled substances, extemporaneous compounding, and professionalism.

Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE course, pharmacy technicians should be able to:
1. Implement an appropriate response to a suspicious order for a controlled substance medication communicated to the pharmacy for a longstanding patient.
2. Formulate and follow effective policies and procedures for extemporaneous compounding to avoid liability for product contamination.
3. Develop a culture of professionalism within the technician-patient relationship to address public misunderstandings of the pharmacy technician role.

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

David B. Brushwood has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Initial Release Date: April 8, 2022
Planned Expiration Date: April 8, 2025

This program 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 2022, CEimpact. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction of this course without express permission is strictly forbidden.


Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-22-171-H03-T
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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