Medication Errors 2019

For pharmacists

Sunday, March 31, 2019
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Live and via webinar

190 Kapoor Hall, University at Buffalo, South Campus
3 Contact hrs, 0.3 Ceus.

Target Audience

Pharmacists in all practice settings.

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Why Attend

The profession of pharmacy is changing with newer medications being approved by the FDA, and electronic prescribing being approved in all practice settings. These changes along with advances in technology and expansion of health care due to the Affordable Care Act require pharmacists to be alert to possible medication errors that may arise in their practice sites. Pharmacists must adapt a practical application of patient safety information to bring this knowledge back to their practice sites for medication improvements. This lecture fulfills the NYS requirement of 3 hours of formal continuing education on strategies and techniques to reduce medication and prescription errors.

Objectives

1. Discuss the frequency of occurrence of medication errors and the estimated costs to the health care system in the United States.

2. Define medication errors, and common types and causes that occur in pharmacies.

3. Review the risk factors associated with common errors including, but not limited to health literary.

4. Describe inattentional blindness and ways to avoid errors in dispensing.

5. List the key elements of medication use and benefit associated with each.

6. Recognize common errors in electronic prescriptions and identify the appropriate interventions needed.

7. Discuss the importance of liability insurance and the risk associated with errors.

8. Identify reference sources available to pharmacists for more information.

Program Schedule

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm   Registration and Refreshments

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm   Presentation

9:00 pm  -  CE Evaluation and Adjournment

Speaker(s)

Karl D. Fiebelkorn, MBA, RPh
Senior Associate Dean, Student, Professional & Community Affairs
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Cost and Registration

Pharmacist 95.00

Technician 95.00

Resident/Fellow  85.00

Student 30.00

Other  85.00

Cancellation Policy

We reserve the right to cancel this program due to such factors as insufficient registration. Registrants will be notified in this case. Requests for refunds, minus a $20 service charge, must be in writing and will be honored up to one week prior to the program. After that time, no refunds will be provided.

Accreditation Information

ACPE

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. These programs have been accredited as knowledge-based activities. Credit will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor to those who complete a CE attendance document, within four weeks.

No partial credit within an individual session can be awarded. 

Medication Errors 2019, ACPE# 0044-0000-18-056-L05-P, 3.0 Contact Hrs.

Parking and Directions

You may park in Parker Lot located in front of Kapoor Hall. Parking permits are required Monday - Friday until 3:00 p.m. 

Directions From North/East

  • Travel west on I-90 (portions toll) to I-290 west (exit 50)
  • Proceed west on I-290 to Exit 7A, Main Street west (Route 5)
  • Travel about 3 miles to Bailey Ave (Route 62) 
  • Turn left onto Bailey Ave and at the second light right onto Winspear Avenue
  • At first light turn right into UB and onto Winridge Road. Park in parking lot immediately to your left (Parker Lot). Kapoor Hall is directly ahead (blue glass exterior wall building).

Directions From South/West

  • Travel east on I-90 (portions toll) to I-290 west (exit 50)
  • Proceed west on I-290 to Exit 7A, Main Street west (Route 5)
  • Travel about 3 miles to Bailey Ave (Route 62)
  • Turn left onto Bailey Ave and at the second light right onto Winspear Avenue.
  • At first light turn right into UB and onto Winridge Road. Park in parking lot immediately to your left (Parker Lot). Kapoor Hall is directly ahead (blue glass exterior wall building).

Questions?

Please email pharmacyce@buffalo.edu or call 716-645-2828.