Preventing Medication Errors in Pharmacy Practice – FL APPROVED
This program will discuss the process of root cause analysis and how pharmacists should utilize it as a tool to investigate how an error occurred and prevent future medication-related errors. The program will provide a description of failure mode and effects analysis, as well as how pharmacists can be more proactive in their prevention of medication errors at their practice site. It will also provide a framework for the intentional use and implementation of medication error prevention tools and techniques to improve patient safety in the pharmacy. Finally, it will conclude with several useful and practical tips that pharmacists can readily implement at their practice sites to reduce medication errors. This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy to fulfill the pharmacist and pharmacy technician requirement for 2.0 contact hours on the topic of medication error prevention.