Virtual Medication Safety Intensive for Community & Specialty Pharmacy - October 2023


This two-day virtual workshop is designed with community and specialty pharmacies in mind. ISMP’s Medication Safety Intensive will  help you successfully address current medication safety challenges that impact patient care. Program faculty will provide you with the specific tools and resources needed to establish and sustain an aggressive, yet focused medication safety program.

Decades of data and learning from ISMP's medication and vaccine error reporting programs make this a unique experience you will not find anywhere else. You will get  hands-on practice in error identification and analysis, learn how to effectively select high-leverage strategies, and use data to help support quality improvement and sustain safety efforts within your organization.

This workshop is for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy liaisons  working in community and/or specialty pharmacies at every level — including individuals who are new to medication safety concepts as well as those looking to expand their understanding to support an effective medication safety system. 

This workshop is conducted in English.


  • October 20 - 7:30 am - 4:30 pm ET

  • October 27 - 7:30 am - 4:30 pm ET

Registration closes 48 hours before workshop start date.

Price: $950 USD per person

Program Topics Include:

  • Key Elements of the Medication Use System
  • System Design and Risk-Reduction Strategies
  • Risk Identification and Data Collection Methods
  • Just Culture Concepts
  • Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Community Pharmacy
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Medication Safety Leader in Community/Specialty Pharmacies

Learning Objectives:

Following completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify latent and active failures that lead to medication error events.
  2. Develop error-reduction strategies for the use of high-alert medications.
  3. Perform system-based medication error analysis.
  4. Utilize various data collection methods and tools to identify medication-related risk.
  5. Measure the effectiveness of selected error-reduction strategies.
  6. Identify and distinguish between human error, at-risk behavior, and reckless behaviors.
  7. Review appropriate organizational responses to behavioral choices.
  8. Describe the ISMP Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Community Pharmacy and recommended strategies.
  9. Discuss the role and responsibilities of the medication safety leader or individual(s) responsible for medication safety oversight.


Full Program information

This workshop is conducted in English.


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