In this course, we will examine the reasons why a patient’s safety may be vulnerable following acute or chronic illness, specific methods a pharmacist can use to improve patient’s safety, and deliberate measures that should help ensure a reduction in patient harm. It will also become clear that although each member of the healthcare team has their own unique responsibilities, ultimately, it is the consistent collaboration of the entire team that will ensure patient safety.
Upon completion of this course (A Pharmacy Professional’s Role in Improving Patient Safety), pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to:
- Discuss the prevalence of medication errors and their impact on patient safety.
- Recognize that medication misuse is a major threat to the safety of a patient.
- Identify options a pharmacist has to improve medication access for patients.
- List the different ways a pharmacist can provide health wellness services to their patients.
- Describe how pharmacists can help evaluate the health of their patient and make the proper referrals.
- Discuss the significance of assessing medication appropriateness prior to dispensing.
- Recognize the benefit of providing additional information and resources to patients.
- Name the methods available for improving medication adherence.
- Outline available programs to deliver medication therapy management services to patients.
- Identify the ways pharmacists help to make a patient’s transition of care seamless through proper medication management.
- Describe the value to patient’s safety from having pharmacists report adverse events.
- Recognize the advances pharmacists have made in increasing safety for opioid users.
- Discuss the reasons to design and maintain a proper Quality Improvement Program.
- Identify the responsibilities of the pharmacist in medication safety during Drug Clinical Trials.
- Define “Just Culture” and how it is directly linked to patient safety.
- Describe the Community/Ambulatory Care ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Newsletter and how it is improving medication error prevention.
Author: Elvia Sellountos, Pharm D, RPh
Contact Hours: 2 Hours
Activity Type: Knowledge-Based Home Study
Instructional Methods: Online Independent Self-Study (Training + Post-Test)
Target Audience: Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians
Cost: $20 / Participant
UAN: Pharmacist: 0384-9999-21-105-H05-P Technicians: 0384-9999-21-105-H05-T
Release Date: 07/15/2021 Expiration Date: 07/15/2024
Course Completion Certificate: A minimum passing score of 70% is required for course completion. A Printable (PDF) Certificate By Email. Credit will be reported to CPE monitor within 30 days of completion.
National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing education.
Biologix Solutions LLC is approved as a Joint Provider of continuing pharmacy education by NPTA. Approval
Disclaimers: Elvia Sellountos has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program. This program received no commercial support and has been peer-reviewed to ensure non-commercialization.
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