Medical Error Prevention for Healthcare Professionals

Medical Error Prevention for Healthcare Professionals 

Given the significant impact medical errors can have on health and safety, all licensed professionals caring for patients must understand how these errors occur and how to prevent them. This course will discuss factors that increase the risk for medical errors and how the root cause analysis process and other evidence-based strategies can aid in preventing them. In addition, 5 of the most misdiagnosed medical conditions will be reviewed, along with strategies for prevention.

$20.00

Hours: 2.00
REL-AC-0-MEERPRHP

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (11 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.

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition

2.0 HOURS


Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition accepts medical errors courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Florida Department of Health. Relias Learning, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Nursing, provider # 50-290. This course is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

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.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

2.0 HOURS


Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 Medicine

2.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Medicine CE Provider #: 50-290

Florida Physician Assistants

2.0 HOURS


West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

2.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-0-MEERPRHP
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify definitions related to patient safety, medical errors, and adverse events.
Discuss factors that increase the risk for medical errors.
Describe the root cause analysis process for medical errors.
Identify strategies for preventing medical errors.
Discuss vulnerable populations and their safety needs related to medical errors.
List factors that contribute to the 5 most misdiagnosed medical conditions.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Current State of Medical Errors

The Modern Patient Safety Movement

Progress and Failures

Terminology

Review

Summary

Section 3: Classifying Medical Errors and Prevention Strategies

A Framework for Classifying Errors

Impact

Error Type

Domain

Cause

Prevention and Mitigation

Review

Summary

Section 4: Contributing Factors to Medical Errors

Small Departures from the Standard of Care

Normalization of Deviance

Unwarranted Variations in Healthcare Practices and Processes

Contributing Factors to Unwarranted Variation

Complexity of Healthcare

Standardization and High-Reliability Organizations

Clinical Decision Support Tools

Clinical Pathways

Review

Summary

Section 5: Root Cause Analysis

What is Root Cause Analysis?

RCA Goals

The RCA Team

Event Review Process

Trigger Questions

Actions to Prevent Harm

Leadership’s Role in RCA

Review

Summary

Section 6: High Frequency and High Severity Medical Errors

Falls

Suicide

Role of Leadership in Developing a Safety Culture

Inadequate Hand-off Communication

Medication Errors

Review

Summary

Section 7: Medical Errors and Vulnerable Populations

Older Adults

Limited Health Literacy and Limited English Proficiency

Children

Review

Summary

Section 8: Diagnostic Errors

Impact of Diagnostic Errors

Complexities in Diagnosis

Scope of Diagnoses Related to Patient Harm

Clinical Reasoning

Cognitive Biases and Debiasing Strategies

Review

Summary

Section 9: Common Misdiagnosed Medical Conditions

Cancer-Related Issues

Neurologic-Related Issues

Cardiac-Related Issues

Urological-Related Issues

Timely Responding to Complications During Surgery and Post-Operatively

Review

Summary

Section 10: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN, has extensive experience across a wide spectrum of healthcare settings including: rural and urban acute care hospitals, public health, ambulatory surgery, higher education, and commercial healthcare learning organizations. Her roles have included: medical/surgical, ED, and OR staff and charge nurse; Director of School Health Services/school nurse; Public Health Epidemiology and Bioterrorism Preparedness Specialist; Infection control practitioner; Quality Management Specialist; Organizational Development Specialist; and Educator. Prior to joining Relias as a SME writer, she provided healthcare learning and development consultation to Swank Healthcare and was the Director of Education Services for Health.edu, a division of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Rebecca earned a diploma in nursing from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas and an MBA from Wayland Baptist University.  Disclosure: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: David Hoeft, MD
David Hoeft, MD is a board certified Anesthesiologist at American Anesthesiology of New York. In addition to his strong background in physical and chemical sciences, David is actively involved in graduate medical education and research, and brings clinical and didactic expertise across the continuum of medical practice. Disclosure: David Hoeft, MD 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; Physician Assistants; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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 courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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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
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.