At the end of this activity, participants should be able to list three medication safety tools in use today in the health care environment; describe the value of close call reports to safety; describe the basics of root cause analysis and its use in health care safety; explain the Joint Commission’s role in medication safety; and identify three examples of good topics for an Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) project.
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacy technicians only.
Mary E. Burkhardt, M.S., R.Ph., FASHP, FSMSO, medication safety consultant, Medication Safety Solutions, Belleville, Mich.
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Continuing Education Credit
Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-16-001-H05-T; 1.50 contact hours; Initial Release Date: 6/10/16; Expiration Date: 6/10/19
This program meets requirements for obtaining patient safety continuing education requirements for pharmacists.
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