A Pharmacy Professional’s Role in Improving Patient Safety (Patient Safety CE) – 2 Hours



Throughout this course, we will explore the various reasons why a patient’s safety may be at risk after experiencing an acute or chronic illness. We will also delve into the specific approaches that pharmacists can take to enhance patient safety and deliberate measures that can be employed to decrease the incidence of patient harm. It will become apparent that although every healthcare team member has a distinct set of responsibilities, working together consistently as a team is essential to ensuring 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 patients and make the proper referrals.
  • Discuss the significance of assessing medication appropriateness before 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 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 pharmacist’s responsibilities 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 on 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 the CPE monitor within 30 days of completion.

The National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing education.

NPTA approves Biologix Solutions LLC as a Joint Provider of continuing pharmacy education. Approval

Disclaimers: Elvia Sellountos has no actual or potential conflict of interest regarding this program. It received no commercial support and has been peer-reviewed to ensure non-commercialization.

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