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ACPE Accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Preventing Medication Errors Related to Intravenous (IV) Fluids – 1 CE

Activity Overview

Medication errors can bring unnecessary harm to patients, yet most of them are avoidable. This activity is intended to help the pharmacist prevent medication errors involving IV fluids.This CE is a home-study monograph that intends to educate the pharmacist about IV fluid dose computation and administration.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

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

  1. Explain the difference between fluid maintenance, replacement, and resuscitation
  2. Calculate dose IV fluids appropriate for indication, disease state(s), and patient-specific factors
  3. Solve a patient case to identify any medication errors regarding administration of IV fluids 

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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. 20-848675.

Faculty Information

Maria Leibfried, BS, PharmD, BCNSP is Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. She is a licensed pharmacist in NY and NJ with a clinical practice in acute care/internal medicine at The Valley Hospital in Bergen County, NJ. Maria graduated with a BS in Pharmacy & PharmD from Rutgers University and is Board Certified in Nutrition Support.

Joanne Son, PharmD received her doctorate of pharmacy from Saint John’s University. She is a PGY-2 ambulatory care pharmacy resident at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York. She completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Her areas of interest include chronic disease state management and cardiology.

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support. Maria Troncone Leibfried, BS, PharmD, BCNSP and Joanne Son, PharmD have no actual or potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



1.0 Contact Hour

Course Category

Patient Safety

Target Audience


Activity Type


Universal Activity Number


Activity Release Date

August 10, 2021

Activity Expiration Date

August 10, 2024

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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 to CPE Monitor within 10 days of completion if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

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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