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Pharmacy OneSource Announces Free Webinar on the Emily Jerry Story
How a Fatal Medication Error Led to Patient Safety Advocacy
By: Pharmacy OneSource Public Relations
Learn how the tragic story of two-year old Emily Jerry's untimely death from a medication error in Ohio in 2006 has positively impacted the entire patient safety movement. Emily's father Christopher Jerry turned tragedy into triumph through the establishment of The Emily Jerry Foundation and the passage of "Emily's Law" in Ohio in 2009. Hear the compelling story of how Cropp, the pharmacist involved in Emily's death, and Jerry have teamed up in Emily's honor in an effort to make medical facilities safer for everyone, especially our children!
The Emily Jerry Story
DATE: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
About the Presenters: Christopher Jerry's daughter Emily tragically died from a medication error shortly after she had miraculously overcome cancer in 2006. Subsequently, he decided to retire from a very successful business career to become a patient safety advocate and to establish The Emily Jerry Foundation. He devotes all of his time to patient safety advocacy and to the foundation's efforts to improve overall patient safety in hospitals and pharmacies. In 2009, Jerry was able to help get Emily's Law passed in the state of Ohio which provides basic training requirements and oversight by the Ohio Pharmacy Board for pharmacy technicians.
Eric Cropp has sixteen years of experience working in the field of pharmacy, the majority of that time in the oncology field. Cropp was a pharmacist at an Ohio Hospital when a pharmacy technician under his supervision made an error in mixing a saline/chemotherapy solution intended for two-year-old Emily Jerry. Emily, who was undergoing treatment for a spinal malignancy, died three days after the solution was intravenously administered. Cropp was ultimately convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Since finishing his sentence of six months in jail and six months of home arrest, Mr. Cropp has been working with several organizations (ISMP, PharmCon) telling his and Emily’s stories.
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