Medication Safety and the Formulary Process: Working Together to Enhance Patient Safety
ACPE Universal Activity Number
Amy Rosenberg, PharmD, BCPS
Carrie Lagasse, PharmD, BCPS
2 (Med Errors or General)
02/08/2016 to 02/08/19
Each license renewal year requires at a minimum, 2 hours of continuing education geared towards medication safety. Medication safety is an ever-changing landscape with new information published almost continuously. In order to be savvy, safety-oriented pharmacists, an understanding of basic medication safety concepts is required. This includes, but is not limited to, Root Cause Analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Medication Error Detection and Reporting, Preventative Measures, and overall Patient Safety.
- Explain rationale for incorporating medication safety analysis into formulary management
- Identify two resources to locate medication safety information
- Recognize potential means of evaluating medication safety i.e. proactive (FMEA) vs. reactive (RCA) tactics
- Describe contemporary medication safety concerns and recommendations to address these concerns
- Outline the Root Cause Analysis Process
Course Completion Requirements
All coursework must be completed by the course expiration date. Must complete the final exam with a score of at least 70% and submit a course evaluation. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy will report CPE credit to CPE Monitor and CE Broker when applicable. If you would like a paper statement of credit, you may print it from your NABP e-profile.
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