Taking Aim at Medication Errors


Every practice strives to avoid sentinel events—the type of errors that result in death or serious physical or psychological injury not related to the natural course of a patient’s illness. In this session, two experts in the field will review best practices aimed at reducing medication errors and conducting an effective root-cause analysis in your practice. 

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

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

  1. Discuss the types of errors most likely to cause a sentinel event.
  2. Review Institute for Safe Medication Practices Best Practices aimed at reducing medication errors in your pharmacy.
  3. Describe root-cause analysis and when it should be conducted in your pharmacy.
  4. Identify risk management strategies in the medication use process that can minimize or prevent medication errors.
Donna Horn, MS, RPh, DPh, CHC
Ethics and Compliance Officer
Fresenius Medical Care
Karen Ryle, MS, RPh
Director of Outpatient Pharmacy
Massachusetts General Hospital
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Early New Practitioner, Pharmacy Law and Regulations
Session Time Slot(s): 
Friday, March 20
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Gaylord National Resort - National Harbor 4-5
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-20-083-L03-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.2
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