Feedback for Implementation of Continuous Quality Assurance for Medication Safety

Pharmacist  ·  April 27, 2017

Working in hospital all incidents and near misses are documented in a software program. We are encouraged to report as much as possible and given recognition for coming forward and bringing to light any situation that may put a patient at risk. Medication incidents are not only reported by pharmacy staff but by other allied health including nursing and physicians. Anyone involved with the medication process from prescribing to dispensing to administration. With pharmacist time stretch thin whether in community or hospital I ask the college to consider this. If an employer already utilizes a software based program to document medication incidents then the employer and software vendor need to develop the means to pull out the required information and forward it to the College mandated Third Party reporting system. If pharmacists are required to report the same incident 2 or 3 different times then the volume and quality of what is reported will perhaps not be as robust due to reporting fatigue. If it is kept simple then not only will medication incidents be documented but near misses will be as well.

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