Feedback for Implementation of Continuous Quality Assurance for Medication Safety

Pharmacist  ·  April 2, 2017

I am a hospital pharmacist working in an outpatient clinic, but I have a lot of previous experience working in community. I'd like to suggest 2 things:

1) Community pharmacists when reporting an error should/must also be able to document details of their shift, e.g. working 16 hour days, no breaks, no lunch, etc. I don't know why we are exempt from labour laws requiring employees to have breaks, but I hope we don't wait til a poor exhausted pharmacist working back to back 16 hour shifts makes a mistake that kills a patient and the media goes on witchhunt after pharmacists, until something is done....but that's probably what's going to happen.

2) I'd like to be able to report mistakes that other pharmacists have made. I see it all the time in my outpatient practice, and I would like be able to provide this feedback in case it helps prevent similar errors in the future.

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