Medication Safety and the Formulary Process: Working Together to Enhance Patient Safety

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Intended Audience

ACPE Universal Activity Number 

Amy Rosenberg, PharmD, BCPS
Carrie Lagasse, PharmD, BCPS

CE Hours


Dates Available
04/01/2016 to 04/01/2019

Activity Type




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

Schedule of Activities

View two recorded lectures

Requirements for Successful Course Completion

View two recorded lectures, receive 70%  or higher on the post-test, 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.

Computer Requirements

Computer and Internet access are required to complete this course. Course content is provided via Canvas.

The minimum hardware, software, and Internet requirements for Canvas can be found here.


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