Thursday Oct 20, 2022

Mind the gap! Medication safety in 2022 – Part 1

On this two-part series of our award-winning podcast, we discuss medication safety and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted it. Because of the pandemic, health care has experienced shortages of medications and challenges in the workforce. Yet, the rigors and framework of maintaining patient safety are just as crucial now as ever before. Leading pharmacy experts join Tom in this series to examine how health care organizations can manage scarce resources and keep medication safety in the forefront of their care.


Guest speaker:
Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS
Consulting Solutions Director


Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM
Senior Principal, Clinical Operations and Quality


Show Notes:

[01:23] Impact of medication errors

[02:21] Major causes of medication errors

[02:48] The Swiss Cheese Model

[03:20] Status of medication safety today

[04:25] Shift away from a punitive culture

[05:54] Standardization

[06:19] Dosage errors and involving pharmacists

[07:13] Contribution of staff shortages and stress factors


Links | Resources:

To contact Modern Practice:

Gretchen Brummel’s email:

Swiss Cheese Model of Patient Safety (IHI): IHI- Swiss Cheese Model.pdf


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