Medication Errors A Florida Board-Approved CE Activity

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This CE activity is approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy and meets the requirement for a 2 hour CE course on the prevention of medical errors. A pharmacist or pharmacy technician would be hard pressed to imagine anything worse than being responsible for an error that resulted in the death or serious injury of a patient. The psychological effect alone of seriously harming a patient would be difficult for most pharmacists and technicians to live with. Couple this with the stress and anxiety of a negligence lawsuit and a regulatory investigation and action by the state board of pharmacy, and the psychological effects can be devastating and career terminating. Part 1 of this article focuses on errors that occur in the pharmacy, and steps pharmacies, pharmacists, and technicians can take to prevent them. Pharmacy errors include errors of commission, such as dispensing the wrong drug, the wrong dose of the drug, or entering the label information into the computer incorrectly. They also include errors of omission, such as failure to appropriately counsel patients and screen for risks such as drug interactions, excessive dosages, and prescribing errors. Part 2 of this issue focuses on common errors patients or caregivers make when administering medications, and the role of the community healthcare provider in preventing them. In addition, the prevention of medication errors that occur during transitions in care (in particular, from hospital to home) is discussed. The steps in the medication use process where errors may occur are identified in Table 1.

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Course Information

Target Audience

Pharm/Nurse Drug Therapy

Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
    Knowledge
  • Universal Activity Number:
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, attendees must answer poll questions where presented and complete a program evaluation. Attendees may immediately print their Statement of Credit or leave them stored on the website.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.