The Medication-Use Safety and Policy Residency offers advanced training that prepares the resident to assume a leadership role in devising and implementing system changes that improve the safety, efficiency, and appropriateness of the medication-use system. The resident will analyze complex systems to identify and correct system flaws, gain an understanding of the many human factors that impact medication-use safety, gain experience with various methodologies used to measure medication-use safety, learn to use Lean and other quality improvement methodologies, participate in the application of technologies that improve the medication-use process, participate in the management of drug shortages, learn and apply methods to promote a just culture, develop effective communication techniques, and participate and lead committees promoting medication safety. While the majority of rotations are completed at the hospital, there are also opportunities for away rotations at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). The resident will also complete a longitudinal educational experience with the Armstrong Institute of Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Academy. Upon completion of this program, the individual will be well positioned to function as a Medication Safety Officer in a health-system setting.
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