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Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacy CE
ACPE Accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Issues Pharmacy Professionals Must Address for Patient Safety – 2 CE – Live Webinar on November 22, 2023 8PM ET ‌

Activity Overview

Medication errors can have serious consequences for patients. In fact, preventable adverse effects from medication errors are still a leading cause of death in the United States. Committing to medication safety is therefore essential to pharmaceutical care. Insight into the common causes and consequences of medication errors are important, so that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can be better equipped to enhance patient safety and reduce pharmacy liability.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Review the pillars of safe medication administration and the definitions of medication errors
  2. Describe the common types of medication errors and their potential consequences
  3. Identify the roles of various governing bodies and state laws in promoting and ensuring medication safety
  4. Discuss the best practices in preventing medication errors

Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Differentiate medication errors and adverse events
  2. Describe common causes of medication errors
  3. Identify various ways to avoid medication errors in community pharmacy
  4. Describe the role of pharmacy technicians in preventing medication errors


Accreditation Statement

ACPEAchieveCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

AchieveCE is also accredited by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider no. 50-20641). This course is approved by CE Broker, with CE Broker No. 20-867972.

Faculty Information

Peter A. Kreckel, RPh is a most unique breed of community pharmacist. He currently serves as the Director of Clinical Services at Nickman’s Drug Store, a five-store chain in southwestern Pennsylvania. Pete has also been recognized as the Pennsylvania Pharmacist Preceptor of the Year in both 2012 and 2019. He also received the National Community Pharmacy Association’s Preceptor of the Year Award in 2014. In 2015, he was honored by his alma mater with the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. He has precepted 65 students from the area’s schools of pharmacy.

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support. Peter Kreckel, RPH,  has no actual or potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Live Webinar



2.0 Contact Hours


Patient Safety

Target Audience

Pharmacy Technician

Activity Type


Universal Activity Number

Pharmacy Technicians:

Airing Schedule

November 22, 2023 (Wed)
8 PM Eastern Time

Activity Release Date

June 21, 2021

Activity Expiration Date

June 21, 2024



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Requirements for Credit

Participants must correctly enter the 4-digit evaluation access code provided into the test at the conclusion of the webinar and complete an activity evaluation. Credits will be reported automatically to CPE Monitor and/or CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile and if the course is completed on the same day of the webinar. If you fail to complete the attendance confirmation on the same day, please contact AchieveCE’s customer support to ensure your credits are reported.

CE Broker Reporting

If you are licensed under a board supported by CE Broker, feel free to log into your CE Broker account to view your reported courses or to contact their support staff.

Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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