Imagine finding an individual having difficulty breathing as their throat swells, after you gave them a medication. As you call for help, thoughts race through your mind: Did I give the correct medication? Did I give too much medication? How did this happen? The horror that you might have caused an adverse drug event, commonly abbreviated ADE, is every caregiver’s worst nightmare. This course will discuss adverse drug events and the things you can do to help prevent them.
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
This course is approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services - Group Care Licensure Section (NC-DHHS)
Program Sponsor ID #032316; Approval # . This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Relias, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Department of Public Health, Provider # NAC7001.
The certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four (4) years after the course is completed.
This learning activity meets the definition of *** ONLINE *** CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Adverse Drug Events
A. Causes of Adverse Drug Events
B. Recognizing ADEs
C. Risk for ADEs
D. During and After an ADE
Section 3: Medications to Watch
B. Potentially Inappropriate Medications
C. Beers Criteria
J. Cardiovascular Medications
K. Diabetic Medications
M. Opioids and Other Pain Medications
N. Other Medications
Section 4: Preventing ADEs
A. Nation Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention
B. Preventing Medication Errors
C. Double Checks
E. Medication Reconciliation
F. Eliminating Unnecessary Drugs
Section 5: Conclusion
B. Course Contributor
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN worked as a critical care nurse in an Intensive Care Unit of a community hospital and that experience provided significant training in caring for older adults. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college as she received her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as Subject Matter Expert and Content Writer for Relias. She is currently developing her medical writing skills through the University of California San Diego's medical writing program. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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