Sound the Alarm: Addressing Alert Fatigue in Pharmacy Practice (Pharmacist)

Sound the Alarm: Addressing Alert Fatigue in Pharmacy Practice (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. Describe the challenges presented by alert fatigue in pharmacy.
2. Review the legal responsibilities of pharmacists to appropriately address computer alerts regarding potential risks to a patient.
3. Discuss policies 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 has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Initial Release Date: January 28, 2024
Planned Expiration Date: January 28, 2027

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


Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-24-014-H03-P
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