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 2017 Workplace Safety & Joint Commission Standards for Pharmacy Professionals (2.0)
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Course Overview:
This self-study course provides healthcare professionals with vital information regarding workplace safety and patient care standards. It does not address state-specific regulations or replace organization-specific policies and procedures (P&P) or the use of sound clinical judgment.
 
By completing this course the professional agrees to comply with all applicable confidentiality and security laws and requirements, including but not limited to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and its regulations including:
  • Use and disclose personal health information (PHI) or electronic personal health information (EPHI) only as required or permitted by law and in accordance with the organization's P&P.
  • Use all appropriate safeguards to prevent the unauthorized use or disclosure of PHI and EPHI.
  • Report immediately any inappropriate use or disclosure of PHI or EPHI or any security incident of which the professional becomes aware by notifying the professional's Clinical Contact or immediate supervisor.
  • Use reasonable efforts to mitigate any harmful effect.
 
Further specifics about HIPAA and HITECH will be discussed later in this course.
Learning Objectives:

After completing this course the pharmacist and pharmacy technician will be able to:

  • Describe professional issues for clinicians including key elements necessary to maintain patient confidentiality and privacy.
  • Identify the standards necessary to maintain a safe environment for patients and staff.
  • Describe strategies for maintaining personal safety in the workplace.
  • Identify critical regulatory standards that impact quality care including National Patient Safety Goals, Core Measures, Sentinel Events, and the implications for healthcare professionals.
  • Describe current infection prevention guidelines in healthcare.
  • Identify key issues for safe medication administration and safe practices in patients requiring sedation.
  • Describe other commonly encountered patient management issues.
Target Audience:
Pharmacists
Pharmacy Technicians
Faculty:

Abigail Schneider MSN, RN 

Faculty Disclosure:
RxSchool strives to keeps its content fair and unbiased. The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

The planners of the educational activity have no conflicts of interest to disclose. There is no commercial support being used for this course.

Participants are advised that the accredited status of RxSchool does not imply endorsement by the provider ACPE of any products/therapeutics mentioned in this course. 

The information in the course is for educational purposes only. 

Karen Siroky has no conflicts to disclose.
Release date:
January 1, 2017
Expiration Date:
January 1, 2020
 
 


Course Category This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based
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Price: $20.00
ACPE - Pharmacists Accreditation
RxSchool is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This home study web activity has been assigned a maximum of 2 credit hours and the ACPE UPN: 0372-0000-17-001-H04-P.

Expiration Date: 01/24/2020

Release Date: 01/24/2017

 
To receive educational credit, participants must pass the online assessment with a score of 70% or better. If you do not receive a minimum score of 70% or better, you are permitted to retake the test. After passing the assessment, you can view, print and track your statements of credit online.

ACPE - Technicians Accreditation
RxSchool is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This home study web activity has been assigned a maximum of 2 credit hours and the ACPE UPN: 0372-0000-17-001-H04-T.

Expiration Date: 01/24/2020

Release Date: 01/24/2017

 
To receive educational credit, participants must pass the online assessment with a score of 70% or better. If you do not receive a minimum score of 70% or better, you are permitted to retake the test. After passing the assessment, you can view, print and track your statements of credit online.

The material presented here does not reflect the views of Pharmacy Choice, Inc., RxSchool, or the companies providing educational content. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

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