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

Med Errors: More Than Just “Oops!” Webcast – 2 CE

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 is 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 preventingmedication 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. 20-873351.

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.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Home Study Webcast



2.0 Contact Hours


Patient Safety

Target Audience

Pharmacy Technician

Activity Type


Universal Activity Number

Pharmacy Technician: 

Activity Release Date

December 3, 2021

Activity Expiration Date

December 3, 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 automatically to CPE Monitor and/or CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

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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