Risk management when dispensing medicines (AJP October 2018)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: AJP
Author: Craig Dowdy

CPD Credits: 2


Designed to give an overview of areas of risk when dispensing medications.

Learning Objectives

After reading this article, the learner should be able to:

1. list features of dispensary risk management procedures;

2. describe other areas of risk when dispensing prescriptions, including multiple repeats, faxed or emailed prescriptions, owing prescriptions, and indirect dispensing;

3. describe and give examples of look-a-like, sound-a-like medicines

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6, 3.2

Accreditation number: A1810AJP1    Accreditation expires: 01/10/2020
This activity has been accredited for 1.0 hour of Group One CPD (or 1.0 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1.0 hour of Group Two CPD (or 2.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.