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Kristin Murphy, Pharm D, BCPS, BCPPS, CPPS

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Title

Medication Safety Officer

Residency Associated Title and Involvement

Preceptor

Education

Undergraduate:The College of William & Mary

School of Pharmacy: Virginia Commonwealth University

PGY1: Inova Fairfax Hospital

PGY2: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists – Executive Resident

Rotation Title

Medication-Use Safety

Compliance and Accreditation 

Rotation Description:

Medication-Use Safety

The purpose of this rotation is to provide the learner with a foundation in the principles and practices of medication-use safety and patient safety. These objectives will be achieved through rotation projects, readings, topic discussions, and participation in multiple meetings throughout the month.

Rotation activities may include the following:

  • Attending Medication Safety Committee meeting and relevant subcommittee meetings
  • Analyzing medication error reports for system failures or trends
  • Developing risk mitigation strategies for identified gaps or errors
  • Conducting proactive risk assessments, such as failure mode and effects analyses
  • Participating in root cause analyses
  • Evaluating the current state of safety culture
  • Maintaining the smart pump drug infusion library
  • Participating in topic discussions pertinent to medication safety

Compliance and Accreditation

The purpose of this rotation is to provide the learner with experience in hospital and clinic compliance/accreditation. These objectives will be achieved through rotation projects, topic discussions, and participation in risk surveys/assessments.

Rotation activities may include the following:

  • Attending relevant accreditation or compliance meetings
  • Participating in multi-disciplinary mock The Joint Commission surveys
  • Developing action plans to resolve identified compliance or accreditation gaps
  • Conducting survey-readiness assessments in areas of the Department of Pharmacy
  • Participating in topic discussions pertinent to hospital and clinic compliance and accreditation

For more information contact:

Kamakshi Rao

Kamakshi Rao, PharmD, BCOP, CPP, FASHP
Assistant Director for Education, Research, and Practice Training