Reducing Medical Errors

Date: 3/18/2019 - 3/18/2022

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Contact Hours: 2.0

ACPE UAN: 0384-9999-19-102-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: Certified Pharmacy Technicians

This CPE activity has been designated as a knowledge-based program.

Author: Gregory Phillip, PharmD

Faculty Disclosures/Conflicts of Interest: Author declared no conflict of interest and all information is provided fairly and without bias. Author received no commercial/financial support for this activity and do not approve or endorse any commercial products displayed.

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence of medical errors in United States.

  • Describe the efforts to reduce medical errors at national and state level.

  • List the incentives for healthcare providers and facilities to reduce medical errors.

  • Discuss Florida’s effort to reduce and prevent medical errors and improve patient safety.

  • List the most common types of medical errors occurs in healthcare settings.

  • List factors that increases risk of medical errors.

  • Discuss prevention of medical errors in special needs population.

  • List recommendations on reducing or eliminating medical and medication errors.

  • List steps in improving patient safety through prompt reporting of errors. Identify responsibilities of healthcare providers for prompt reporting of medical errors.

  • Discuss JACHO’s patient safety goals.

Release Date: 03/18/2019

Expiration Date: 03/18/2022