Don't Get Sued for Medication Errors: Assess Your Risk Using Case Studies

Description

To protect patients and reduce liability, pharmacists must fully understand their risks. Carefully examine your practice by exploring real malpractice cases in which pharmacists were legal defendants. Develop effective risk prevention programs and direct those efforts where they matter—areas of demonstrated error. Learn about the three behaviors that apply to medication errors in law suits: human error, at-risk behavior, and reckless behavior.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. List allegations made against pharmacists in malpractice lawsuits.
  2. Explain the application of the 2017 Institute for Safe Medication Practices Medication Safety Self-Assessment for Community/Ambulatory Pharmacy to identify gaps in providing safe pharmacy systems.
  3. Identify key risk management items that pharmacists can incorporate into their practice.
  4. Describe the three types of behavior—human error, at-risk behavior, and reckless behavior—as they apply to medication errors involved in law suits.

Technician Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. List allegations made against pharmacists in malpractice lawsuits.
  2. Explain the application of the 2017 Institute for Safe Medication Practices Medication Safety Self-Assessment for Community/Ambulatory Pharmacy to identify gaps in providing safe pharmacy systems.
  3. Identify key risk management items that pharmacists can incorporate into their practice.
  4. Describe the three types of behavior—human error, at-risk behavior, and reckless behavior—as they apply to medication errors involved in law suits.

 

 
 
 
Speakers:
Karen
Karen Ryle,
Massachusetts General Hospital
 
Donna
Donna Horn,
Director
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
 
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Pharmacy Management and Professional Leadership, Pharmacy Law and Regulations
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Friday, March 16
Time: 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: 
Music City Center - Room 101C-D
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-012-L03-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.2
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-18-012-L03-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: 0.2
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based