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CE Updates

Free Patient Safety CE: Prevention of Medication Errors in the Older Adults

by Laura Humphrey | Apr 30, 2014

Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and other pharmacy staff play a critically important role in ensuring medication safety. Preventing, identifying, and resolving medication discrepancies and medication errors are critical components of pharmaceutical care, particularly for older adults. A range of factors place older adults at risk for experiencing a medication error. Such factors include undergoing a transition in care (such as transitioning from hospital to home), receiving multiple medications (polypharmacy), and having multiple prescribers (polyprescribing) — factors and situations frequently encountered by older adults.

Medication errors can occur at any point in the medication-use process and in any setting. To assist pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to further understand the importance of their role in preventing medication errors for older adults, this course discusses factors and situations that can contribute to the occurrence of medication discrepancies and medication errors and offers strategies that can be used to prevent them.

Earn Your CE Hours Now

This online CE course is worth 2 CE hours in the subject of patient safety (topic designation 05), and will expire on October 31, 2015.

To view more POWER-PAK CEs, visit http://www.powerpak.com/.