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Pharmaceutical Suicide and Pharmacist Negligence

Program Type

OnDemand

Credits

1 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Offline Date:

Friday, January 6, 2023

ACPE Expiration Date

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician

Cost

$4.00

  • Overview

    This webinar examines the liability of a pharmacist and/or pharmacy for the suicide of a patient following an alleged error by the pharmacist in the provision of medications to the patient. The focus of the webinar is on the legal doctrine of proximate cause, which can limit the liability of one who makes an error if the harm caused by the error was unforeseeable to the person who erred. Through the legal case study method, circumstances are evaluated in which the facts suggest foreseeability by the erring pharmacist, as well as other circumstances in which the facts do not suggest foreseeability. Strategies to avoid legal liability for patient suicide are provided.

    Handouts

    Slide Document:   20152H03_2pp.pdf
    Slide Document:   20152H03_6pp.pdf

    Financial Support By

    PharmCon
  • Nurse

    Explain the incidence of suicide in the United States.
    Evaluate the legal foreseeability to a pharmacist of suicide by a patient to whom medications have been dispensed.
    Recommend policies and procedures to reduce the risk of patient suicide through intentional ingestion of medication dispensed by a pharmacist.


    Pharmacist

    Explain the incidence of suicide in the United States.
    Evaluate the legal foreseeability to a pharmacist of suicide by a patient to whom medications have been dispensed.
    Recommend policies and procedures to reduce the risk of patient suicide through intentional ingestion of medication dispensed by a pharmacist.


    Pharmacy Technician

    Explain the incidence of suicide in the United States.
    Evaluate the legal foreseeability to a pharmacist of suicide by a patient to whom medications have been dispensed.
    Recommend policies and procedures to reduce the risk of patient suicide through intentional ingestion of medication dispensed by a pharmacist.

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-20-152-H03-N

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-20-152-H03-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-20-152-H03-T

    ACPE PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    PharmCon is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

    In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.


HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
Standard Windows/Mac System
iPad or iPhone
Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
Speakers or headphones
 


SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher
Google Chrome
Safari
Firefox 3.0.3 or higher


NETWORK REQUIREMENTS
Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection
 
 

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