A Pharmacy Professional's Role in Improving Patient Safety

Date: 7/15/2021 - 7/15/2024

On-Line Registration

NPTA Elite: Included in Membership Register

NPTA CE+: Included in Membership Register

NPTA Insider: $2.00 Register

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

      Pharmacy Technicians

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