Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Holiday Inn, 215 Sunnyside Blvd, Plainview, New York
Registration: 7:00 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
CE Program: 8:00 - 11:00 PM
This session is free for LIPS Members / Nonmember $75.00
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Presenter: Joseph Etzel, PharmD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, St. John’s University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Improving Patient Safety in Contemporary Pharmacy Practice
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
> Discuss current estimates regarding the incidence of medical errors in the United States;
> Differentiate between “human errors” and “system errors”;
> Discuss means to improve patient safety and avoid errors secondary to look-alike, sound-alike (LASA) medications;
> Give examples of how limited health literacy may result in medication errors;
> Explain how the implementation of technology into practice may either increase or decrease the error rates in practice.
0170-9999-18-072-L05-P ● 3 Contact Hours ● Knowledge Based Activity ● Initial Release Date 9/12/2018
This activity fulfills the NYS requirement to complete at least 3 hours of formal continuing education on strategies and techniques to reduce medication and prescription errors.
The Pharmacists Society of the State of New York is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.