Preventing Medication Errors

Preventing Medication Errors 

Medication management is a core approach used for treating behavioral health conditions. As a nurse working with individuals with behavioral health disorders, the chances are high that your role will involve the proper administration and oversight of medications. Unfortunately, harmful medication errors can occur in any healthcare setting and during any part of the prescribing, dispensing, or administering process. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 2019) reviews more than 100,000 reports of possible medication errors each year. This course will describe common sources of medication errors. You will also learn strategies you can use to improve safety outcomes for the individuals you serve by decreasing medication errors. The goal of this course is to provide nursing professionals in health and human services settings with skills for reducing common sources of medication errors.

$19.95

Hours: 1.00
REL-CHC-0-PME

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

New Mexico Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-CHC-0-PME
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Describe the sources and types of medication errors.
Summarize the primary “rights” of safe medication administration.
Explain strategies to improve patient safety and reduce the risk of medication errors.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Sources and Types of Medication Errors

Meet Lenny

What is a Medication Error?

The Nurse’s Role in Preventing Medication Errors

Common Types and Sources of Medication Errors

Communication-Related Errors

Dosing Errors

Calculations and Concentration Errors

Omission and Dispensing Errors

Wrong Patient Administration Errors

Quick Check

Human Factors and Errors

Environmental Errors

System-Based Errors

Medication-Specific Risk Factors and Errors

Review

Summary

Section 3: The “Rights” of Safe Medication Administration

Guidelines for Safe Medication Administration

The Right Drug

The Right Patient

The Right Route

Quick Check

The Right Dose

The Right Time

When Errors Lead to More Errors

Additional “Rights” of Medication Administration

Review

Summary

Section 4: Strategies for Improving Medication Safety

Identifying Errors

Reducing Communication-Related Errors

Quick Check

Reducing Calculation and Concentration Errors

Reducing Environmental Errors

Other Strategies for Reducing Errors

Reducing Errors with Medication Reconciliation

Review

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: Alison L. Miller, MSN, RN-BC, FAIS
Alison L. Miller, MSN, RN-BC, FAIS, has been a psychiatric nurse for almost 30 years and a nurse educator for more than 20. Alison earned her BSN from Eastern Michigan University (Sigma Theta Tau) and MS in adult psychiatric nursing from the University of Illinois-Chicago. In 2004, she joined the US Army Nurse Corps, where she provided mental resilience training to troops and commanders prior to deployment and psychological debriefings to soldiers having just returned home. After discharge, Fort Carson recruited her to serve as their Psychiatric Nurse Consultant, tasked with helping reduce the active duty soldier suicide rates and to serve as team leader of their Behavioral Health Urgent Response Team. In 2016, she became HCA's West Florida Division's Director of Behavioral Health Education, where she was responsible for the development and roll-out of psychiatric nursing curriculum to 16 hospitals. She also created and ran an online 8-week exam prep course for WFD, which helped over 70 RNs become Board Certified as Psychiatric Nurses during a 12-month span. Alison is the principle partner of PMHRN, LLC, the author of several articles on issues facing the combat veteran, and a popular national speaker. Disclosure: Alison L. Miller, MSN, RN-BC, FAIS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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