Episode 008 – The Role of Pharmacy Technicians in Preventing Medication Errors ft. Matthew Grissinger

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Today, we welcome Matthew Grissinger, a pharmacist and the Director of Error Reporting Programs at ISMP – The Institute for Safe Medication Practices.

Matt is a fellow of ISMP and the American Society of Clinical Pharmacy.

Sometimes errors happen that are unique. We learn from reports to help inform others to prevent those errors from occurring again.

 – Matthew Grissinger

Topics discussed in this episode include:

• The most current data on the number of medication errors
• Is it realistic to hope for a future free of any medication errors?
• The percentage of errors that actually get reported
• Data on percentage of medication errors that involve technicians vs. pharmacists
• What ways technicians get involved with risk management in the medication use process
• How technicians get more involved in safe medication practices
• ISMP and Matthew’s mission
• How technicians can get involved with ISMP

Contact Matthew Grissinger:

Matthew Grissinger’s LinkedIn

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