A Pharmacy Professional's Role in Improving Patient Safety
Date: 7/15/2021 - 7/15/2024
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Contact Hours: 2.0
ACPE UAN: 0384-9999-21-105-H05-T
The National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Target Audience: Pharmacists
This CPE activity has been designated as a knowledge-based program.
Goals & Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, 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.
Release Date: 07/15/2021
Expiration Date: 07/15/2024