Dear Pharmacy Residency Director,

Have you ever felt legally vulnerable for actions taken by your residents without your knowledge and without your approval?  We are planning a continuing education program that will explore risk management strategies to keep you and your hospital out of trouble for errors and regulatory violations by your residents.  We can give you peace of mind as you direct your pharmacy residents in their ever-expanding professional role.

A residency is a challenging time for any pharmacist.  The transition from student to practitioner brings with it huge new responsibilities and potential liabilities.  It is not uncommon for hospitals to circulate examples of problematic medication orders issued in July by first year medical residents.  Perhaps you have seen these.  This is done to promote quality improvement.  These orders may be entertaining, but they are no joke.  Pharmacy residents make similar mistakes because they are humans too.

At our CPE program, we will discuss steps that can be taken to reduce exposure to legal liability for violations of standards by pharmacy residents.  Please join us for this live, in-person weekend program.

The 10-hour program will be held on the campus of the University of Wyoming on July 16-17, 2022.  You will find that Laramie is an enjoyable place to visit, and you may wish to incorporate a short vacation into your trip.  We are an easy drive away from Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Rocky Mountain national parks.

For more information about this CPE program, please visit our program website: Please also feel free to address any questions you may have to me directly and I will get back to you quickly with an answer.

I look forward to hearing from you and to seeing you in Laramie this summer.

David B. Brushwood, R.Ph., J.D.
Senior Lecturer
dbrushwo@uwyo.edu