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Podcasts

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Errors Associated with COVID-19 Vaccines

In December 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines. Since the...

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Webinars

Webinars

International Medication Safety Update

Around the world numerous organizations are tirelessly working to make medication-use systems safer. While the focus of these organizations may differ, they all share a common goal of ensuring that...

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Webinars

Webinars

Human Factors Role and Considerations in Drug Labeling and Packaging

Human error can be described as a failure of a common sequence of psychological functions that are basic to human behavior. This failure involves perception of the situation, the way these stimuli ...

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Certificate Program

Certificate Program

Medication Safety Certificate Program

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 fundament...

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Webinars

Call to Action: Experience in Adopting the ENFit System to Guard Against Accidental Tubing Misconnections

Catheter misconnections involving enteral-to-IV tubing are well documented in the patient safety literature.  They often lead to severe consequences for patients and families. Despite the recent ad...

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Webinars

Webinars

Sterile Compounding Technology: Pharmacy Technicians Lead the Adoption of Best Practices

Over the past 10 years there has been increased growth and maturity in the compounding technology market and an increased uptake by pharmacies in the use of sterile compounding technologies. Pharma...

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Webinars

Webinars

Lessons Learned about Human Fallibility, System Design, and Justice in the Aftermath of a Fatal Medication Error

Are you troubled by the criminalization of a medical error that recently occurred within a present-day healthcare organization? How do we come to the right conclusions about accountability? Are you...

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Webinars

Webinars

Engaging the OR and Procedural Areas to Mitigate Risks with Controlled Substance Medications

Workflow processes in ORs and procedural areas can contribute to an environment vulnerable to drug diversion. Broad access to a variety of medications, delays in documentation, rapid patient turn o...

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Webinars

Quantifying the Holistic Costs of Controlled Substance Medication Waste

The availability of opioid medication quantities and doses above what is typically prescribed for patients is a known medication safety and diversion risk because it requires practitioner manipulat...

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Webinars

Diversion is a Threat to Patient Safety: Adopting Best Practices for Safe Management of Controlled Substances

Drug diversion in healthcare is a serious matter, but the extent of the problem is widely unknown because it often not detected or reported. Statistics from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health...

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Webinars

Webinars

Important Actions Community Pharmacies Need To Take Now To Reduce Potentially Harmful Dispensing Errors

While healthcare consumers across the US are facing the ever-growing health threat from a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, there remains another unresolved national problem continuing to gener...

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Webinars

Webinars

Importance of Premarket Labeling and Packaging Safety Evaluations in Minimizing Postmarket Medication Errors

Medication errors reported by healthcare practitioners to the ISMP National Medication Errors Reporting Program (ISMP MERP) demonstrate the need for the pharmaceutical industry to be more proactive...

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