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LIPS CE - Contemporary Issues in Patient Safety and Error Prevention
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When: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Where: United States

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Contemporary Issues In Patient Safety and Error Prevention

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Holiday Inn, 215 Sunnyside Blvd, Plainview, New York


Registration: 6:30 PM

Dinner: 7:00 PM

CE Program: 8:00 - 10:00 PM 

Presenter: Joseph Etzel, PharmD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, St. John’s University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Learning Objectives:


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

§ Discuss current estimates regarding the incidence and socioeconomic costs of medication errors in the United States;

§ List the major factors that contribute to medication errors in various practice settings;

§ Review means by which errors, secondary to look-alike, sound-alike medications, can be minimized;

§ Explain the challenges of providing safe drug therapy to a diverse, multi-cultural population;

§ Examine how technology may assist in minimizing errors secondary to LASA medications and errors secondary to cultural/language preferences;

§ Given a specific case involving an error, understand the factors that may have contributed to the error and provide suggestions on how the error may have been avoided. 


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.

Knowledge-Based Activity

Target Audience: Pharmacists

This program is approved for 0.2 CEU

UAN: 0170-9999-17-012-L05-P

Initial Release Date: 2/8/2017

Program Expiration Date: 12/31/2017