Welcome to medsafetyonline.

A forum for caregivers and pharmacy professionals concerned with patient and provider safety.

Our hope is that by opening up a dialog, sharing our own stories, and maintaining a list of current resources that we can support each other and improve safety for both our patients and ourselves.

We invite you to join in the conversation.

Our site is proudly sponsored by RxTOOLKIT. Click here to learn more.

 

Our contributors:

Chuck DiTrapano, RPh

  • Founder, RxTOOLKIT.com, RxTOOLKITLabels.com, and medsafetyonline.org
  • Operations Manager, Pharmacy Department, Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading, PA

40+ years of pharmacy practice including: Pharmacy Officer in the US Navy, President of Geriatric Pharmacy Services, Sr. Vice President of Vitalink Pharmacy Services, and Vice President of Omnicare, Inc.

His knowledge base is concentrated in these disciplines:

  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Clinical Settings / Regulations
  • Patient Safety
  • Clinical / Pharmacy Labeling Practices
  • Printing Software and Printer Technology

His expertise and proficiency in implementing pharmacy safety technology will help your organization advance to higher levels of control, safety, and efficiency to match the professional demands of the new millennium.

Member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) 15+ years.

Advisory Board Member, Lincoln Technical Institute, Allentown, PA.

Contributing writer for ADVANCE for Nurses Magazine to both their print journal and online publications. He has contributed more than 20 articles to date.

He is available for speaking engagements and consulting by appointment.

He is available for speaking engagements and consulting by appointment. Please contact us for more information.

RxTOOLKIT was the proud winner of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Cheers Award.

 

Eric Cropp

  • Former Pharmacist, Contributing Writer

Convicted of Felony Charges of involuntary manslaughter for failing to properly supervise a technician whose error in mixing a compound led to the death of 2-year-old Emily Jerry.

Eric has come forward as an advocate for working pharmacists, stressing the importance of safe working conditions, shorter working hours, adequate staffing, and updated equipment. He is currently working with the University of Kansas Hospital Pharmacy developing a Skype program for new hires and students.

He is available for speaking engagements at your hospital, health institution, or university. Please contact us for more information.

Read Eric’s story here.