Improving Patient Safety by Recognizing and Preventing Medication Errors: PSSNY
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
Discuss the socioeconomic impact of medication errors both in the United States and globally;
Explain the difference between Human Errors and System Errors
List examples of how packaging reform may minimize the risk of errors due to look-alike, sound-alike medications;
Define “health literacy” and explain how pharmacists can assist low-literate patients to use their medications properly;
Discuss how eprescribing and other technologies have been employed to improve patient safety.
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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.
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