7 November 2011
The critical role pharmacists play in ensuring the quality use of medicines is being highlighted over the next seven days in the inaugural National Medication Safety Week.
During the week from 7-13 November, pharmacists are urged to take part in an incident reporting project that will help provide insights into medication safety incidents and how they can be prevented. Pharmacists can take part by identifying and anonymously reporting preventable medication safety incidents they encounter throughout the week.
National President of the PSA, Grant Kardachi, said that by participating in the project, community pharmacists would be helping to highlight patient safety issues in the primary health care environment in Australia.
“Pharmacists are the front line in ensuring the quality use of medicines which is a foundation of Australia’s health system,” Mr Kardachi said.
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