Medication Safety Certificate

Activity Type:  Application-based
Release Date:  October 30, 2019
Expiration Date: October 30, 2022
CE Credits: 40 hours

                              

 

This product is an ASHP eLearning activity developed in partnership with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.

  

Target Audience

This program is intended for pharmacists, physicians, nurses, pharmacy technicians, and other healthcare professionals responsible for improving the safety of medication use in their respective practice settings. This activity meets the criteria of the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety for CPPS CE hours.

Product Description

This self-guided program consists of 15 modules comprised of online home study activities, providing 40.0 hours of continuing education for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, and nurses.

The program incorporates recorded presentations, readings, and exercises in curricular modules. Each module is designed for participants to recognize the importance of improving medication safety in hospitals, health systems, and a variety of related settings. Participants will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and engage in efforts to minimize and eliminate the occurrence of medication errors. The curriculum will cover the fundamental principles of the medication use process and medication safety culture. The course also will present strategies for identifying and implementing opportunities for medication safety improvements. After completing all the modules, participants should be proficient in the fundamental concepts required for risk identification, medication error investigation, risk reduction, and general actions required to sustain safe medication practices in their practice settings.

Professional Certificate Requirement

Once a learner has successfully completed the educational curriculum, he/she will have the opportunity to complete a 100-question comprehensive exam. If the learner successfully completes the exam (minimum 80% passing rate; multiple attempts permitted), he/she earns the professional certificate.

Educational Activities

Learning Module

ACPE #

Hours

Scope and Background of Medication Safety

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3

Leading and Managing Change

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2

Strategies and Tools to Implement Change

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2.75

The Impact of Culture on Safety

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2.25

Establishing a Just Culture

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2

Managing Systems and Behaviors in a Just Culture

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2.5

Implementing and Measuring a Just Culture

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3.5

Human Factors Engineering

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3

Reactive Identification of Medication Risk

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3

Proactive Identification of Medication Risk

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2.5

Investigation and Analysis of Medication Errors

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2

Reducing Risk of System-Based Causes of Error

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2.5

Risk Reduction Strategies and Implementing Improvements

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3

Interface Between Technology and Safety

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2.5

Pulling it All Together to Successfully Implement and Sustain Safe Medication Practices

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3.5