Pharmacist Cllaborative Drug Therapy Agreement Process

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Yi Liu
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Pharmacist Cllaborative Drug Therapy Agreement Process

Hi all,
Our current Cllaborative Drug Therapy Agreement (CDTA) Process does not require a second pharmacist to double check on these orders. The same pharmacist who receives the consult from the provider, doses the medication and verifies the order.
We have had numerous errors related to this process. Since the ordering pharmacist is the prescriber, another pharmacist should verify the order as a double check. I am working on implementing the double check to make the CDTA process to mirror the process for physician order entry.
I would like to know what other hospitals are doing for CDTA:
1) Does your CDTA require a second pharmacsit to verify the order, thus serving as a second check?
2) What are the expectations for the pharmacist who verifies the order? There are concerns this will be duplicate work for pharmacists. What I am proposing is the same level of vigilance when pharmacists verify physician orders.
Thank you very much for your input!