Topics in Medication Safety - September 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.

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: 
09/02/2019
Course expires: 
10/31/2019

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.

Victoria Hall
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Margaret M. Verrico, RPh, BS Pharm

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This knowledge-based activity provides .25 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

 

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: 
09/02/2019
Course expires: 
10/31/2019
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