Improving Medication Safety in Community Pharmacy: Assessing Risk and Opportunities for Change

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Improving Medication Safety in Community Pharmacy: Assessing Risk and Opportunities for Change

Description

This manual is designed to help community pharmacy personnel identify potential medication safety risks and prevent errors. Pharmacists can use the materials and tools in this manual to pinpoint specific areas of weakness in their medication delivery systems and to provide a starting point for successful organizational improvements.

The goals of this manual are to:

  • Raise awareness of error-prone processes in the medication delivery system
  • Build awareness of risk-identification opportunities in the community pharmacy setting
  • Maximize the appropriate application of system strategies to reduce organizational risk

Developer:

Institute for Safe Medication Practices

Funding Sources:

National Association of Chain Drug Stores; AstraZeneca Medical Group

History

Release Date: 2009
Original Summary: September 2010
Last Updated: 10/13/10

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