Errors associated with the use of medicinal products are a major public-health burden and may happen when patients receive healthcare services for preventive, diagnostic, curative or rehabilitative purposes. It has been estimated that 18.7 – 56% of all adverse events that occur among hospitalized patients result from medication errors that would be preventable. Medication errors are thus a concern at all stages of health care delivery.
All Healthcare professionals through their daily clinical practice have a vital role in ensuring medication safety. This is ranging from taking measures to minimize or prevent medication errors arising from the prescribing, storing, dispensing, preparation or administration of a medicinal product, to counseling & advising patient on safe use, recording & reporting medication errors should they occur as well as clinical management the adverse outcome resulting from medication errors.
This course aims to raise attention to the problem of medication errors highlighting the factors that may lead to them as well as the collaborative measures that should be taken to mitigate the risk of medication errors.
Objectives of the training
- Understanding the problem of medication errors
- Understand latent and active failures that lead to medication error events.
- Utilize various data collection methods to identify medication-related risk.
- Perform system-based medication error analysis.
- Discuss the role and responsibilities of the medication safety officer or individual(s) responsible for medication safety oversight.
- Identify tools available to advance medication safety initiatives.
- Identify human error, at-risk behavior, and reckless behaviors.
- Develop error-reduction strategies.
- Measure the effectiveness of selected error-reduction strategies
Three days online training course for Clinical pharmacists, healthcare professionals and pharmacovigilance officers
- Introduction to medication safety, definitions, Economic burden of and Classification of Medication errors
- Culture of safety, Human Factors and Medication Errors
- Reactive Identification of Medication Risk
- Proactive Identification of Medication Risk
- Investigation and Analysis of Medication Errors
- Analyzing & Reducing Risk of System-Based Causes of medication error
- Risk Reduction Strategies Implementation and measuring the effectiveness
- Roles & responsibilities of medication safety officer
- Recording & reporting of ADRs and medication error
- Medication error: risk minimization & prevention as a part of medicinal product risk management plans
- Considering medication errors during development phase and post authorization with case studies
Hospital pharmacists, Medication safety officers