The Good, Bad & Ugly About Medication Errors

Laura Monroe-Duprey, PharmD, BSPharm, is currently Inova Health System’s (IHS) Medication Safety Officer in northern Virginia. Inova Health System is a five-hospital system with ambulatory, primary care and off site urgent and emergency centers for which this role spans. Prior to working at IHS she was the Division Direction of Medication Safety for sixteen hospitals on the west coast of Florida. 

Laura has a comprehensive background in healthcare which includes roles as a pharmacy director, operations manager, pharmacy quality coordinator and clinical pharmacist for small and large community hospitals, a regional pharmacy director, as well as a Chief Quality Officer. She has also been a residency program director (RPD), preceptor and for PGY-1 residents and is the current RPD for a PGY-2 Medication Use Safety and Policy (MUSP) resident and worked as consultant with NECC-MERPS. She has given state and national continuing education presentations on medication safety and error prevention strategies including smart pump library best practices. Her experience spans over thirty years in three states giving her an abundance of knowledge and insight into medication management opportunities.

Laura Monroe-Duprey, PharmD, BSPharm, Medication Safety Officer at Inova Health System
Laura Monroe-Duprey, PharmD, BSPharm, Medication Safety Officer at Inova Health System
Listen to Laura give a synopsis of her presentation


• Categorize efforts and behaviors to the correct leveraging power in reducing medication errors
• Apply 2 practical strategies to prevent known risks in medication distribution workflow
• Develop a risk strategy tool which can be used to help prioritize error-prevention solutions
• Recognize human factors engineering opportunities within the medication management system

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