Medication Errors CE


Medication Errors CE is mandatory in a number of states. CE-PRN’s Medication Errors CE program, which provides three hours of CE credit, is approved in all these states. This program focuses on processes and strategies that may be used to reduce medication and/or prescription errors. Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe “what errors are.”
  • Discuss “why errors occur.”
  • Comment upon “myths about errors.”
  • Explore the impact of an error on the pharmacist.
  • List methods to be employed so that pharmacists can learn from errors.
  • Discuss why error-based learning is important.
  • Describe training steps that can be employed for error-based learning.
  • Suggest factors that can be used to take advantage of error events.
  • Describe & discuss continuous quality improvement techniques such as Root Cause Analysis & Failure Mode Effects Analysis.

Our updated home study correspondence lesson allows you to conveniently and easily fulfill your state’s requirement. Simply read and study the material, and then send back the answers to the quiz that is included.

CE PRN® Pharmacy Continuing Education Courses 2020, Medication Errors CE

A Mountain of Mistakes: Moving from Unspoken Tragedy to Effective Collaboration -FL APPROVED-

0798-0000-18-113-H05-P (for Pharmacists); 0798-0000-18-113-H05-T (for Technicians) January (2.0 contact hours)

It is said that success sits atop a mountain of mistakes.  Healthcare teams boast unprecedented resources and tools for reduction in medication error.  Despite staggering technological advances, errors continue.  In fact, new opportunities for error have emerged with some of the very tools intended to eliminate systematic errors.  Using established psychological principles, human engineering factors are examined and extrapolated to the unique challenges of the contemporary pharmacy setting.  Recurring problematic areas in pharmacy practice will be extensively examined within the framework of an effective Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Plan and appropriate use of the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) method in identifying, reporting, and evaluating sentinel events.  The vitality of intra- and inter-professional communications is emphasized throughout the didactic structure of this presentation.

This course meets the requirement for the Florida Board of Pharmacy Medication Errors credit for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

CE PRN® Pharmacy Continuing Education Courses 2019, Medication Errors CE

Preventing Errors Through Medication Reconciliation – FL APPROVED

0798-0000-18-297-H05-P (for Pharmacists); 0798-0000-18-297-H05-T (for Technicians) June (2.0 contact hours)

Medication reconciliation is as essential but often overlooked component of patient safety. This program will introduce and review components of a successful reconciliation. Importantly, it will also highlight the under-recognized collaborative potential of pharmacists and technicians in improving patient safety through medication reconciliation.


This course has been approved for the Florida medication error requirement for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Medication Errors CE


0798-0000-18-221-H05-P (for Pharmacists); 0798-0000-18-221-H05-T (for Technicians) April and May (3.0 contact hours)

This is our biannual lesson on ‘Medication Errors.’ Errors cannot be eliminated, but they can be reduced and minimized. The general goal of this lesson is to review the concepts related to medication error reduction. This is a knowledge – based CPE activity. We shall include a situation that resulted in criminal charges and conviction against a pharmacist as a result of an error. Medication error reduction can, hopefully, be achieved with a program of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). We shall discuss this also.