This activity will review the latest techniques and best practices in preventing harmful medication errors through medication reconciliation during transitions of care. Case examples for special populations such as pediatric and geriatric patients will be covered, including patients with chronic medical conditions, in order to heighten the awareness and anticipation of common errors discovered during medication reconciliation.
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, technicians should be able to:
1. Review the latest best practices and key takeaways for effective medication reconciliation.
2. Identify common admissions and discharge medication errors during transitions of care.
3. Discuss considerations for medication reconciliation of special populations such as pediatric and geriatric patients, including patients with chronic medical conditions.
4. Identify error prevention techniques for pharmacists.
Tanya John, PharmD, CPPS
Medication Safety Coordinator
Mass General Hospital
Laura Carr, PharmD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Tanya John and Laura Carr do not report any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this continuing pharmacy education activity.
Initial Release Date: 02/01/2018
Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
CEI is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. To obtain 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.1 CEU), participants must participate in the activity using a reliable high speed internet connection, and then logon to the CEI website (www.CEImpact.com) to complete the exam* and evaluation located in My Profile. Once successfully completed, click on Submit CPE. You can access your CPE statement of credit at www.MyCPEMonitor.net. Participants will view the presentation on their screen while listening to audio through computer speakers; telephone access also available if needed.
*CEI provides you with two (2) opportunities to complete the exam. If there are two failed attempts, the participant will not receive CPE credit.
Financial Support: There was no financial support provided for this activity.
Activity Fee: An activity fee of $10.00 will be assessed for grading the exam instrument and issuing the CE Statement of Credit.