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MVPS CE - Pharmacists Responsibility for Patient Medication Safety
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When: 10/12/2014
Where: Club Monarch
16 Erie Street
Yorkville, New York  13495
United States

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At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the frequency of occurrence of medication errors and the estimated cost to the health care system in the United States.
  • Define medication errors, and common types that occur in pharmacies.
  • Discuss the common causes of medication errors.
  • Review the potential source of errors such as drug names, abbreviations, packaging and communication.
  • Discuss the National Assessment of Adult Literacy and the effect on medication errors from prescription labeling.
  • List steps by the pharmacists to avoid errors during dispensing
  • Discuss the protocol a pharmacists should follow in mitigating a dispensing error.
  • Recognize common errors in electronic prescriptions and identify the appropriate interventions needed.
  • Identify reference sources available to pharmacists for more information.


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This policy applies to all events sponsored by PSSNY and regional affiliates.   For refunds, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled event. A $10.00 (per person) processing fee will be deducted from all refunds. Phone cancellations will not be accepted.  Cancellations may be received via fax, email or regular mail.  It is up to the registrant to confirm receipt of the cancellation request.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after the deadline. In extenuating circumstances, to be determined solely by PSSNY, a voucher for attendance at another event might be offered.  Additional fees may be required.