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“A Fatal Medication Error: The Legacy of Emily Jerry,” a FreeCE Webcast

Yesterday, I participated in a very important educational webcast that was hosted by a great organization called freeCE, which is a subsidiary of Pharmcon. The title of the CE was “A Fatal Medication Error: The Legacy of Emily… Read More

EJF at Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

I had the great honor of being invited to speak for the first time at Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in North Carolina on September 11th. I gave two 1.5 hour presentations on patient &… Read More

Some Thoughts on The Emily Jerry Foundation’s 9th Anniversary

I think everyone would understand when I say that, from time to time, I occasionally have doubts and sometimes question whether or not my very unconventional career path and the Emily Jerry Foundation are really making a difference… Read More

Pharmacy Technicians University Now Available for Individuals!

I am so excited to share this news! Our friends at RxTOOLKIT eLEARNING have recently partnered with TRC Healthcare (Authors of Pharmacist’s Letter and Pharmacy Technician’s Letter) to make TRC’s Pharmacy Technicians University™ (PTU) available to individuals. I… Read More

Filming on set for “Nightmares of Medical Error” Documentary in Los Angeles

Headed to the city of angels to share the tragic story of what happened to my beautiful little angel for a very important documentary being produced by my friend Angela Rei. More importantly, I am also sharing the… Read More

The Emily Jerry Foundation and ARxIUM Partner to Develop Children’s Hospital Consortium to Eliminate IV Compounding Errors by 2021!

“Can your facility really afford to NOT be 100% accurate with EVERY single IV medication preparation?” Weight-based dosing of any medication has always been a primary concern for the pediatric patient population. This is especially true with the… Read More

Speech at University of Washington School of Pharmacy

Ever since establishing the Emily Jerry Foundation in 2009, it’s always been the extremely important to me to always be striving to affect positive change in how clinician/caregivers, view, respond, and subsequently learn, from preventable medical errors when… Read More

CNBC Features Emily Jerry Foundation in Article Highlighting Medical Errors as Third-Leading Cause of Death in US

Emily’s Legacy Continues to Live On…Ray Sipherd from CNBC Hits it Out of the Park!! A few weeks ago I did an interview with Ray Sipherd from CNBC where we discussed my daughter Emily’s tragic story and the… Read More

EJF Delivers Speech at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

The ASHP (American Society of Health System Pharmacists) Annual Midyear Clinical Meeting has been absolutely incredible this year! It’s the largest gathering of pharmacy professionals in world with more than 25,000 in attendance. Every year I am surrounded… Read More

Roundtable on Patient Safety in Washington D.C. Pushes for Improvements in Hospital Compounding

I felt very privileged to be asked to give the keynote address and to participate in this very important Roundtable on Patient Safety in Washington D.C. last week! The meeting was organized to bring together key stakeholders, leading pharmacy experts, representatives from the FDA, Joint Commission, AHA, etc., to review and discuss the last five years in hospital medication safety and clinical practices. The primary objective at the end of the day, which I felt was definitely accomplished, was to have found where further improvement can be made in hospital compounding, discuss possible refinements in best practices, and to reach a consensus on the leading practice recommendations. By all of us rallying together to advance patient safety overall in a very well organized forum like this, I really believe that, together, we will ultimately save countless lives from preventable medication errors!

The following is the press release that went out last week over the PRnewswire:

Five Years After NECC, Experts Review the State of Hospital Compounding and Patient Safety