System Deficiencies and Pharmacist Liability (Pharmacist)

System Deficiencies and Pharmacist Liability (Pharmacist)

Most pharmacy practices are busy. They require systems and continuous quality improvement (CQI) processes to maximize patient safety. This course discusses ways pharmacy systems can inadvertently set up pharmacists to make mistakes that can lead to malpractice liability, and what courts are requiring of pharmacies to minimize liability and risk of harm.

Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE course, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Evaluate a pharmacy practice site to determine threats to quality that may lead to malpractice liability.
2. Discuss how a pharmacy can initiate sufficient institutional controls over order processing at the pharmacy to manage the risk of malpractice.
3. Implement a program of continuous quality improvement to reduce errors and minimize liability for malpractice.

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.
Course is non-refundable.
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): 0107-0000-21-063-H03-P
Application-based CPE Activity

CEImpact is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Obtain CPE credit by completing the course, followed by the exam and evaluation (if applicable). Once successfully completed, your course will appear in your Completed Courses tab. Access your CPE statement of credit at

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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Disease State/Drug Therapy



ACPE Topic

03 Law





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