Improving Patient Safety: Avoiding Factors that Contribute to Medication Errors PSSNY
At the completion of the activity, the participant will be able to:
- Define medication error and discuss its socioeconomic impact both domestically and globally
- List common causes of errors in contemporary practice
- Recognize how human perception can contribute to error occurrence.
- Name strategies to prevent errors secondary to sound-alike, look-alike products;
- Describe how policy and practice changes can help avoid errors and sentinel events
Joseph V. Etzel, Pharm.D.
Dr. Etzel is a double alumnus of St. John's University having earned his undergraduate degree in 1988 and Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 1990. Following his graduate studies, he completed a residency focusing on infectious diseases and pharmacokinetics at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, New York. He joined the faculty of the College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Professions in 1991 as a clinical faculty practitioner in the areas of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. In 2001, he joined the Office of the Dean as Assistant Dean for Pharmacy Student Affairs and assumed the position of Associate Dean of Student Success in 2018. Dr. Etzel has over 60 publications in peer reviewed pharmacy and medical journals and has contributed to clinical case scenarios and clinical relevance section contributions to several textbooks. He has more than 250 professional presentations on the international, national, and local levels.
Emily M. Ambizas, Pharm.D., MPH
Dr. Emily Ambizas is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the Department of Clinical Health Professions and is also the Assistant Dean for Experiential Pharmacy Education at St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Queens, New York. She is a double alumna of St. John’s University, having received her BS in Pharmacy in 2000 and her post-BS Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2002. Following graduation, Dr. Ambizas completed a residency in pharmacy practice at the Veterans Administration New York Harbor Healthcare System. She earned a Masters in Public Health degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2014. Since 2003, Dr. Ambizas has been a full-time faculty member at St. John’s University, teaching and conducting scholarly work concentrating on self-care and the use of nonprescription drugs and language access services in pharmacy. As part of her academic appointment, she serves as a Clinical Specialist at Walgreens Pharmacy, in Whitestone, New York. She also currently authors the bimonthly column “Consult Your Pharmacist” in the nationally circulated periodical US Pharmacist.
ACPE UAN #
- 3.00 ACPEThe Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.