Medication Errors CE


Medication Errors CE is mandatory in a number of states. WFPA's Medication Errors CE program, which provides three hours of CE credit, is approved in all these states. This program focuses on processes and strategies that may be used to reduce medication and/or prescription errors. Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe "what errors are."
  • Discuss "why errors occur."
  • Comment upon "myths about errors."
  • Explore the impact of an error on the pharmacist.
  • List methods to be employed so that pharmacists can learn from errors.
  • Discuss why error-based learning is important.
  • Describe training steps that can be employed for error-based learning.
  • Suggest factors that can be used to take advantage of error events.
  • Describe & discuss continuous quality improvement techniques such as Root Cause Analysis & Failure Mode Effects Analysis.

Our updated home study correspondence lesson allows you to conveniently and easily fulfill your state's requirement. Simply read and study the material, and then send back the answers to the quiz that is included.

"MEDICATION ERRORS PREVENTION—PHARMACY UPDATE" 707-000-17-003-H05-P (for Pharmacists); 07-000-17-003-H05-T (for Technicians) March and April (3.0 contact hours)

This is our biannual lesson on ‘Medication Errors.’ Errors cannot be eliminated, but they can be reduced and minimized. The general goal of this lesson is to review the concepts related to medication error reduction. This is a knowledge – based CPE activity. We shall include a situation that resulted in criminal charges and conviction against a pharmacist as a result of an error. Medication error reduction can, hopefully, be achieved with a program of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). We shall discuss this


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