Medication Safety: Your Role on the Team
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, November 10, 2014
There is no fee for this event.
According to the FDA, it has received more than 30,000 reports of medication errors since 1992. Medication errors can occur at any point in healthcare, and involve patients, families, and professionals. Please join us for a multi-stakeholder approach to Medication Safety: Your Role on the Team. This program is open to consumers, patients, and families; hospital providers; continuum of care providers; retail pharmacies; Boards or senior leadership; healthcare organization staff; policy makers and staff of policy makers; media; and students and instructors in professional schools.
Speakers will include patient advocate Marian Hollingsworth from San Diego, discussing her father’s death and polypharmacy; clinicians from Yale University School of Medicine, Brown University, and University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy; nursing advocates from long-term care and home health care; representation from the Office of the Healthcare Advocate, and our keynote speaker, Dr. Allan Vaida from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. Attendees will participate in break-out sessions to discuss a strategy for making Connecticut the safest state for medication use.
Continuing education credits will be awarded.
This program will be held at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University.