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Education Track Sessions

The Second Victim of Medication Errors

Following the highly publicized legal case that left a pharmacist charged with murder, and despite advances in technology to improve medication safety, the world of health care is still grappling with how to reduce and eliminate medication errors. In this session, Chuck DiTrapano will address the importance of access to information and the barriers to making informed clinical decisions. Joining Chuck, Eric Cropp will discuss his personal experience of how a devastating medication error impacted his life and how he is raising awareness about the “second victim” of medication errors.
Following the highly publicized legal case that left a pharmacist charged with murder, and despite advances in technology to improve medication safety, the world of health care is still grappling with how to reduce and eliminate medication errors. In this session, Chuck DiTrapano will address the importance of access to information and the barriers to making informed clinical decisions. Joining Chuck, Eric Cropp will discuss his personal experience of how a devastating medication error impacted his life and how he is raising awareness about the "second victim" of medication errors.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the consequences of medication errors on all parties involved and how to properly respond.
  • Analyze the environmental and process-related factors that impact infusion safety.
  • Identify the steps to creating a culture of safety in your practice to eliminate the potential for preventable medication errors.
  • Speaker(s)

    Vincent DiTrapano BS Pharmacy
    Vice President / Founder
    RxToolKit

    Eric Cropp RPh
    Guest Speaker
    RxToolKit

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