Meditation for Medication Safety and Well-Being

Sunday, February 7, 2021 - 10:45-11:45 am
 
In the past year, pharmacists and pharmacy staff, as front line health care professionals, are experiencing burnout and exhaustion. The connection between stress and medication errors is well-documented. Join this session to explore practical strategies you and your team can implement to help reduce stress and increase focus in the pharmacy.

 

Learning Objectives - Pharmacists
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the relationship of stress and burnout to patient safety
  2. Identify the types of interruptions and distractions that are common in pharmacy practice
  3. Outline strategies to reduce multitasking, distractions, and interruptions
  4. Explain the emerging science behind mindfulness and meditation
  5. Apply simple mindfulness and meditation techniques to help reduce stress and refocus

0.1 CEU/1 hr
UAN: 0107-0000-21-030-L05-P


Learning Objectives – Pharmacy Technicians
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Outline the effects of stress on the body
  2. Describe the incidence of medication errors attributed to multitasking, distraction, and interruptions
  3. List error prevention strategies that help to mitigate the effects of distraction
  4. Review the components of stress resilience
  5. Apply simple mindfulness and meditation techniques to reduce stress and refocus

0.1 CEU/1 hr
UAN: 0107-0000-21-030-L05-T


Lisa Wilhelm, BS Pharm, RPh
Medication Safety and Compliance Specialist
Penn State Health, Hershey Medical Center