Medication Errors Prevention Training

For Pharmacists & Techs | CEU Credit Available

  • Mobile Friendly Course
  • Printable Certificate
  • Approved by the ACPE
  • SCORM LMS Solutions Available

Medication Errors Prevention Course

Our online Medication Errors training course is designed for all pharmacists and technicians. Learn the best methods to prevent medication errors in the workplace.

Medication Errors Prevention Course

This Medication Errors prevention online course is mobile friendly and available 24 hours a day. This course is specific to the rules relating to medication errors and how to prevent them.

Medication Errors Prevention Training

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Mobile Friendly Course!

Medication Errors Prevention Training is very important. Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians are on the frontline of patient care and are the first line in preventing medication errors. Patient safety is enhanced by the accurate dispensing of medication and counseling patients. This course will introduce the subject of medication errors and how these errors can be prevented and reduced. Additionally, many jurisdictions require medication errors training for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Medication Errors Prevention Training - Course Features

Our online Medication Errors training program is a mobile friendly, interactive course, with full audio narration and engaging real-world scenarios for the best user experience and information retention.

Once you create an account, you can login from any computer or mobile device and train anytime, anywhere.

You have 6 months from enrollment to complete the course. Specific completion deadlines may be mandated by your employer. You can log in and out of your training account and your place in the course will be saved.

Medication Errors Prevention Training - Course Outline

Our Medication Errors online course is 45 minutes long and consists of 6 lessons, a final exam, and a CEU credit claim.


Topics in this Section:
Course Objectives
What is a Medication Error?
Statistics on Medication Errors
Financial Costs
Behaviors That Cause Errors
Impact of Dispensing Errors
Reporting Errors
Contributing Factors

Lesson 1 | Workplace Environment

Topics in this Section:
Environmental Factors
Drug Labeling & Storage
Continuous Improvement
Practice Exercise

Lesson 2 | Clear Communication

Topics in this Section:
Common Communication Problems
Communication Errors
Procedures to Aid Accuracy
The Role of Technology
Check the Computer’s Work
Patient Communication
Lesson Quiz

Lesson 3 | Staff Competency & Education

Topics in this Section:
Staff Training
Achieving Competency
Access to Drug Information
Exposure Records
Practice Exercise

Lesson 4 | Patient-Provider Relationship

Topics in this Section:
Patient-Provider Relationship
Contributing to Patient Safety
Patient Consultations
Language Support
Information Collection
Kinds of Patient Information
Patient Education
Communicating with Parents
Lesson Quiz

Lesson 5 | Culture of Continuous Improvement

Topics in this Section:
Pharmacist’s Responsibilities
Prepare for Errors
Patient Consultations
Reacting to Patient Complaints
Reporting a Medication Error
Patient Safety Organization
Patient Safety Network
Error Reporting
Quality Improvement
Data-Driven Results
Safety Review Meetings
Near Misses
Lesson Quiz

Lesson 6 | Root Cause Analysis & Error Review

Topics in this Section:
Analysis & Error Review
Errors in the Process
Investigative Committee
Goal of RCA (Root Cause Analysis)

Final Exam

10 question Final Assessment

Claim Credit

Claim ACPE Continuing Education Credit (Voluntary)

Training Requirements

Requirements vary by state. Many Boards of Pharmacy requiring course completion for licensing or registration. Some states mandate annual training. Check with your Board of Pharmacy for requirements specific to your jurisdiction.

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of our Medication Errors Online Training Course and final exam, you will be able to immediately print your completion certificate from your My Account page. It will also be e-mailed to you.

If you lose your certificate of completion and need a replacement, you can log back into you account and print additional copies.

Continuing Education Option

At the end of the course, you will be able to select the option to claim your ACPE Continuing Education credit for this course.

CEU Approval Information

Approved by ACPE

Pharmacy Credit: 1.0 Contact Hours (.10 CEUs)

UAN #: 0761-9999-19-269-H05-P
UAN #: 0761-9999-19-269-H05-T