Medication Administration: Avoiding Common Errors

 

Errors in medication administration can have serious consequences including medical complications and even death. Knowing and adhering to the “rights” of medication administration as well as basic guidelines for medication administration will help you prevent these errors. Proper assessment and documentation are also integral parts of the medication administration process. In this course, you will learn about the most common medication administration errors and steps to take to avoid these errors.

$20.00

Hours: 0.50
REL-SRC-0-MAACE

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-MAACE
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe how the ten rights of medication administration can prevent medication errors.
Explain how to prevent four of the ten most common medication errors.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Common Medication Errors A. “Rights” B. The Label C. Distractions D. Specific Circumstances E. Education F. Unavailable Medications G. Assessment H. Documentation I. Additional Guidelines J. Review Section 3: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. References D. Congratulations E. Exam

Instructor: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN
Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN, Content Writer, Relias Learning, has held positions as staff nurse, charge nurse, research nurse clinician, and clinical instructor with over 25 years of clinical practice in a broad range of specialties: med/surg, pediatrics, long term care, mental health, research, and IDD. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, Ms. Schnaufer successfully challenged the Practical Nursing Boards in NY. After working with the Breast Oncology Research group at Duke, Ms. Schnaufer switched her focus to the area of IDD and worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, who live in group homes. Among her various responsibilities in this area was to train direct support staff and clinicians in medical issues/medication administration, participate in state surveys, providing and implementing plans of correction, as well as, serving on various committees, such as Human Rights, to help improve the lives of the individuals supported. To this day, she continues to volunteer in this realm. A veteran of the U.S.A.F., Ms. Schnaufer is committed to creating relevant and intelligent continuing education courses for healthcare professionals throughout the continuum of care. Disclosure: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN 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: entry level Direct Care Workers; entry level General Staff; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
F Tags:
F725, F726, F755
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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