Medical Errors Prevention

Medical Errors Prevention 

Medical errors have long been identified as a significant public health concern. All healthcare professionals must work together as a team to prevent medical errors from occurring within their organization. This course closely examines the prevalence and various causes of medical errors, and proposes prevention strategies. In this course, you will learn about causes of medical errors and ways they can be prevented.

$45.00

Hours: 2.00
REL-SRC-0-MEP

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

2.0 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

2.0 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators

2.0 HOURS


Course approved by the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators.
Provider # 50-290
NHA/RCAL
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

2.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-MEP
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe medical errors, patient safety events, and sentinel events.
Identify your responsibility in reporting medical errors.
Explain the use of root cause analysis for identifying the cause of medical errors.
Identify factors that cause medical errors or situations that are prone to medical errors.
Discuss ways to prevent medical errors.

Outline:

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives 

Section 2: Understanding Medical Errors A. Significance and Scope B. A Focus on Medical Errors C. The Joint Commission D. Definition E. Types of Errors F. Moral Errors G. Patient Safety Events H. Adverse Events I. Types of Preventable Adverse Events J. Sentinel Events K. Joint Commission List of Sentinel Events L. Review M.Summary



Section 3: Reporting Requirements A. Reporting Medical Errors B. What is Your Responsibility? C. Reporting Requirement from the Joint Commission D. State Reporting E. State Reporting Requirements F. Medication Error Reporting G. Plan Ahead H. Don't Shift Blame I. Appropriately Apologize J. Practice K. Review L. Summary



Section 4: Root Cause Analysis A. Why Root Cause Analysis? B. Definition of RCA C. Core Features of RCA D. Improved Outcomes E. 5 Whys F. Fishbone Diagram G. Common Root Causes of Medical Errors H. Communication I. Information Flow J. Human Errors K. Patient Issues L. Training M. Staffing N. Malfunctions O. Outdated Policies and Procedures P. Resistance to RCA Q. Review R. Summary



Section 5: Preventing Medical Errors A. Perceptions About Cause B. Systems Contribute to Errors C. Vulnerable Populations D. Transitions in Care E. National Patient Safety Goals F. Medication Reconciliation G. Goal: Reduce the Risk of Harm Resulting from Falls H. Goal: Identify Safety Risks Related to Oxygen Therapy I. Goal: Reduce the Risk of Healthcare Associated Infections J. Goal: Follow Evidence Based Guidelines for Urinary Catheters K. Goal: Improve Communication L. Goal: Suicide Prevention M. Goal: Improve the Accuracy of Identification N. The Push for Electronic Medical Records O. Review P. Summary



Section 6: Medication Errors A. Medication Errors B. Dangerous Medications C. Prescribing Errors D. Recommendations to Avoid Prescribing Errors E. Verbal Orders F. Verbal Order Policies G. Elements of a Verbal Order H. Receiving a Verbal Order I. CPOE J. Medication Rights K. Administration of Medications L. Calculation Errors M. Concentration Errors N. Intravenous Infusion Errors O. Environmental Errors P. Omission and Dispensing Errors Q. Review R. Summary



Section 7: Educating to Prevent Medical Errors A. Take an Active Role B. Medicines C. Organizations and Providers D. Surgery E. Taking Control of Care F. Review G. Summary



Section 8: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. References D. Exam 

 


Instructor: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Kellerman MSN, RN started in nursing in 2007 after graduating from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. While working in a critical care unit at Sutter Mills-Peninsula Hospital she earned her CCRN and TNCC. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college while working to receive 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. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, 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 Activities Professional; entry level Dietitians; entry level Direct Care Workers; entry level Nurses; entry level Physical Therapists; in the following settings: Long-term Care, Post-Acute Care, Residential Care.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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