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Medication Errors – 2 CE

Activity Overview

This course fulfills the Florida Board of Pharmacy Medication Errors requirement by defining medication errors, discussing medication safety and reviewing Florida’s Continuous Improvement Program, including how to report and avoid errors.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the frequency and potential consequences of medication errors.
  2. Discuss the distinction between drug safety, safe medication administration, quality issues, adverse events, and medication errors.
  3. Identify and discuss the roles of various governing bodies in promoting and ensuring medication safety.
  4. Discuss common types and causes of medication errors committed by pharmacists.
  5. Describe how patient behavior may contribute to medication errors.
  6. Describe the reporting requirements for medication errors.
  7. Discuss a pharmacist’s obligations under Florida’s Continuous Improvement Program.
  8. Identify ways a pharmacist can help promote medication safety for patients.
  9. Describe the six “rights” of safe medication administration.
  10. Discuss ways in which patient safety can be improved during medication distribution.
  11. Describe steps that a consumer can take to avoid a medication error.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



2.0 Contact Hours

Target Audience

Pharmacy Technician

Activity Type

Contains case-based material


FL Board of Pharmacy
Provider No. 50-20641
CE Broker No. 20-661213


Jaimini Patel, RPH, PHD, MBA



Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

PLEASE NOTE.  AchieveCE does hold national accreditation from the Academy of General Dentistry. AchieveCE also is an approved provider of nursing CE from both the California Board of Nursing and the Florida Board of Nursing. For all other professions, this activity is only approved for Florida credit.

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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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