Prescription for Safety: Just What the Doctor Ordered – Simple Strategies to Promote Safe Medication Use

Patient Safety Awareness Week 2022
March 14, 2022 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM PT

Medication use is a complicated process that spans many steps and many players. There are several opportunities in which an error may occur.  Having knowledge of common causes of medication errors can promote effective safety planning interventions to prevent errors or reduce the likelihood of harm from medication use. Please join us for a session on promoting safe medication use during National Patient Safety Awareness Week.

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will be able to

  • Identify factors that contribute to medication errors
  • Describe strategies that can prevent medication errors

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Katayoon Kathy Ghomeshi is a Medication Safety Officer at UCSF Health and an Assistant Clinical Professor with UCSF School of Pharmacy.  She is an appointed member and past Chair of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Advisory Group on Medication Safety. She serves on the Board of Directors for the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists.  She is an appointed member of the California Hospital Association Medication Safety Committee.  She is also an appointed Specialty Council member for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. 

Dr. Ghomeshi holds dual board certifications as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and a Certified Professional in Patient Safety.  She completed a Post Graduate Specialty Residency in Medication Use-Safety at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, during which time she also trained at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She has a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Baltimore/Towson University. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Ghomeshi’s professional interests include promoting safe use of medications, preventing medication errors, fostering a culture of safety, evaluating human factors and system design to develop effective risk reduction strategies.