Topics in Medication Safety - July 31, 2019

Recently identified safe medication practice opportunities for which pharmacist education and engagement is needed to promote best practices.  Pharmacists will learn practical strategies for avoidance of potential medication-related events, as well as ways to eliminate or mitigate preventable patient harm possibly related to medication use.

Target Audience

Pharmacists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and/or employed by UPMC and deployed throughout the hospital campus in unit based roles and centrally in the department of pharmacy's main pharmacy.

 

Learning Objectives

Please list the learning objectives for Pharmacists (all that apply):

  • Describe one recently reported medication event that occurred at our hospital.
  • Discuss what a pharmacist should do to prevent a similar event and/or mitigate patient injury caused by this type of medication safety issue.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Course opens: 
07/01/2019
Course expires: 
08/30/2019

Recently identified safe medication practice opportunities for which pharmacist education and engagement is needed to promote best practices.  Pharmacists will learn practical strategies for avoidance of potential medication-related events, as well as ways to eliminate or mitigate preventable patient harm possibly related to medication use.

Victoria Hall
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Margaret M. Verrico, RPh, BS Pharm

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

CPE Accreditation Statement

The University of Pittsburgh Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education. 

The assigned universal program number(s) are: 0481-0000-19-120-L05-P

Available Credit

  • 0.25 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/01/2019
Course expires: 
08/30/2019
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