1-Aug-10 10:00 AM  CST

CPE Activity Announcement - Reducing Medication Errors in the Pharmacy


We are pleased to announce an upcoming CPE Activity from NPTA.


Reducing Medication Errors in the Pharmacy
By Bettina Z. Velgos, CPhT

This KNOWLEDGE-BASED activity is accredited for 2.0 contact hours.

ACPE UAN: 0384-0000-10-012-H05-T
Release Date: August 23, 2010       Expires: August 23, 2013


Target Audience: Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) working in contemporary pharmacy practice settings

Fees: FREE for NPTA Members, $15 for non-members


Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define the complexities of the concept “medication error” and understand its meaning in both the pharmacy and other health care settings;

  • Identify the various modes of errors, problem-solving mistakes and physiological factors such as fatigue, sleep loss, alcohol, drugs and illness as well as emotional states as boredom, frustration, fear, anxiety and anger;

  • Describe the procedures for addressing medication errors;

  • Analyze  the necessity of adopting new rules and procedures in the pharmacy should a medication error occur in order to avoid a repeat incident;

  • Identify modern technological resources, including medical, pharmaceutical and industry apps (applications) for mobile devices, that can help pharmacy technicians stay informed and up-to-date on new pharmaceuticals, industry news and the latest safety rules and alerts.

To obtain credit for this activity: Participants must read/study the journal article in its entirety, complete and pass the learning assessment quiz with a score of 70% or higher. Participants whom score 69% or below will be notified and permitted to retake the exam one time at no additional charge.


An “Idea in Practice” feature is provided for participants to enhance their educational experience through active learning and an “Idea in Brief” feature is provided for participants to assess their learning.


For additional information on this article, please contact:
Laura Gonzalez-De La Rosa
888-247-8700 x-1012
Source: Laura De La Rosa  

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