Medication Errors Training

20-22 January 2021

5pm-8:30 pm (GMT+2; Cairo)

Virtual Event

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

Course Overview

Three days online training course for Clinical pharmacists, healthcare professionals and pharmacovigilance officers

Topics:

  • 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

Target Audience:

Hospital pharmacists, Medication safety officers

OUR EXPERTS

Dr. Brian Edwards

Dr. Brian Edwards

MD MRCP, Principal Consultant
Pharmacovigilance & Drug Safety, NDA Regulatory Science, UK

Dr. Hadir Rostom

Dr. Hadir Rostom

President
ISoP Egypt Chapter

Michael R. Cohen

Michael R. Cohen

President
Institute for Safe Medication Practices USA

Loubna Alj

Loubna Alj

Pharmacist Doctor - Specialist in Epidemiology in Public Health
Centre Anti Poison et de Pharmacovigilance du Maroc, Ministry of Health Morocco

Dr Helen Jessop

Dr Helen Jessop

Director of Portfolio Clinical Safety
Roche Products

Carlos Aceves-Gonzalez

Carlos Aceves-Gonzalez

Associate Professor of Healthcare Ergonomics
Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico

Angela Caro Rojas

Angela Caro Rojas

Pharmacy Career Director
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Minhaj Obeidullah

Minhaj Obeidullah

Head Compliance & Risk Management
Operational Excellence, Novartis

Dr. Ahmed Safwat Mitwalli Elassal

Dr. Ahmed Safwat Mitwalli Elassal

Board Member
Egyptian General Authority of Healthcare; Accreditation & Regulation (GAHAR)