Tuesday Sep 12, 2023

Mastering Mindfulness and Meditation to Mitigate Medication Error Risk: Promoting a Present and Resilient Workforce

Medication safety is top of mind for all pharmacy professionals, and being present and resilient is integral to safe and effective patient care. Lisa Hanlon, Medication Safety and Compliance specialist at Penn State Health, Hershey Medical Center and Heart Rhythm Meditation practitioner joins Gretchen Brummel to walk us through the methods, science and reasoning behind mindfulness and meditation as key tools for providing a safe patient care environment and improving our own wellbeing.


Guest speakers:

Lisa M Hanlon, BS Pharm, RPh

Medication Safety and Compliance Specialist

Penn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center



Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Executive Director

Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence


Show Notes:

[00:45 - 02:13] Lisa’s background

[02:14 - 3:57] How Lisa started meditation and applied it in her work

[3:58 - 5:37] How Lisa connects mindfulness and medication safety

[5:38 - 8:06] The differences between meditation and mindfulness

[8:06 - 9:47] Key things Lisa shares about meditation and mindfulness

[9:48 - 12:04] Examples of things that we could avoid just by being more present in our work

[12:05 - 13:11] Lisa’s recommendations on how to get started with a practice

[13:12 - 13:51] What Lisa wants frontline pharmacy staff to know about meditation


Links | Resources:

iamHeart website

Connecting With Heart - iamHeart


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