Pharmacy: Reduce Medication Errors Fast
Approximately one out of every 1,000 prescriptions leaving your community (retail or ambulatory) pharmacy is likely to contain an error, according to research at a major university.
Obviously, these errors have the potential to seriously injure the patients that depend on you. They also put you at tremendous legal, regulatory and financial risk. And when you take into account the increase in pharmacy medication error verdicts from thousands of dollars to millions, your risk just shot through the roof.
Sure, you have a medication error risk management plan in place, but how can you be sure it’s working optimally? That's where Ken Baker, BS Pharm, JD, comes in. Ken is a pharmacist, attorney and consultant that has worked most of his career (more than 30 years) in the pharmacy and insurance industry. He combines his front-line knowledge and experience with proven tactics in order to help pharmacies across the country run more smoothly and reduce errors.
In this 60-minute online training, Ken will provide you with proven, step-by-step advice that you can easily put into practice to increase your quality outcomes and measure how your medication accuracy program is really working.
Here are just a few of the practical, actionable tactics you’ll receive by ordering this 60-minute online training session:
IMPORTANT: This online training session is specifically designed to assist Community, Retail, Compounding, Specialty, Ambulatory Care, Long-Term Care, Hospital, and Home Health Pharmacists. It will also be valuable to Pharmacy Clinical Specialists, Executives, Directors, Managers, Owners, Technicians, Interns, Assistants and Compliance Managers.
Obviously, no one is perfect and there will always be some errors when dispensing medications. However, you can significantly reduce your risk of lawsuits, patient injury, state pharmacy board sanctions, and regulatory penalties by ordering this pharmacy medication error risk management online training session. Don’t wait, order today.
Ken Baker is a pharmacist and an attorney. In addition to his position as consultant with several companies, including Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company, Ken practices law, of counsel, with the Phoenix, Arizona, law firm of Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, PA. His areas of concentration are medical and pharmacy malpractice and administrative law. Ken also writes, consults and lectures on subjects ranging from pharmacy law, pharmacy compounding, insurance, risk management, reducing medication errors and quality assurance systems and has served as expert witness in standards of pharmacy practice.
In addition to consulting and law practice, Ken teaches as Adjunct Assistant Professor at MidWestern University College of Pharmacy in Glendale, Arizona where he teaches courses in Ethical Decision Making and a course in Risk Management & Patient Safety. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor for the University of Florida, where he teaches three courses (State Regulations; Enterprise Risk Management; and Pharmaceutical Crimes) in the Masters of Pharmacy Internet program. Ken is also Instructor, in the University of Wyoming Masters in Pharmacy program where he teaches DEA – Drug Enforcement Administration. Previously Mr. Baker taught Pharmacy Law & Ethics at the University of Iowa.
Following graduation from Purdue University, School of Pharmacy Ken practiced pharmacy prior to returning to law school. He worked in independent and chain pharmacies and managed a chain pharmacy in Indianapolis, Indiana. Upon graduation from Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis (Cum Laude), Ken entered law practice in Lebanon, Indiana where he practiced general trial law, including service as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Boone County, Indiana.
Ken practiced law for several years before joining Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for 20 years. He was Executive Vice President of PMC Quality Commitment, Inc., a Pharmacists Mutual subsidiary. Ken served for two years as the Executive Director of the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board in Washington, D.C.