Medication Errors 2022

For pharmacists

Sunday, March 13, 2022
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Via Webinar Only

3 Contact hrs. or 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.


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   Sign in to webinar (be sure you're using external speakers or headset)

6:00 pm - 8:45 pm   Presentation via webinar

8:45 pm - 9:00 pm  Q & A via chat, link will be provided to online evaluation


Karl D. Fiebelkorn, RPh, MBA
Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Administration
UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Cost and Registration

General registration fee $75.

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


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. This program has been accredited as a live knowledge-based activity. Credit will be uploaded to participants who complete all program components.

No partial credit within an individual session can be awarded. 

Medication Errors 2022

ACPE#  0044-0000-21-041-L05-P