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

  • President and Founder, RxTOOLKIT.com, RxTOOLKITeLEARNING.com, RxTOOLKITLabels.com, IVSafety.RxTOOLKIT.com, and medsafetyonline.org

Highly skilled Pharmacy Leader with a diverse background in Acute Care, Home Care, Institutional Pharmacy. With a strong foundation in strategic planning, progressive leadership, and decisive action gained through business and military experience, he has proven his ability to advance pharmacy services and coordinate, motivate, and inspire staff to a high level of performance. As an entrepreneur and creative innovator in the field of pharmacy technology, he strives to improve med­ica­tion safety through the spe­cial­ized and inno­v­a­tive devel­op­ment of clin­i­cal applications. The core mission of his company, RxTOOLKIT.com, is to improve med­ica­tion safety and every application is built on a strong foundation combining technology, process, and competency.

Driven by a passion to progress and expand the pharmacy profession, he believes comprehensive research provides the foundation for improving pharmacy operations and that by thinking outside the box we can raise the bar and redefine what is considered best practice. He believes true patient safety combines a well-designed operational process, innovative and affordable technology, all utilized by competent staff. As a Pharmacy Leader, his goal is to identify and overcome pharmacy vulnerabilities, educate and engage his staff, and advance pharmacy services to higher levels of control, safety, and efficiency allowing the organizations he serves to meet operational and financial objectives.

 

 

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.