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Medical Errors: Prevention and Patient Safety
Course Description
7-contact-hour comprehensive overview on the prevention of medical errors. Course defines the scope of the problem and includes ways to avoid medication errors and medical mistakes. Explore why medical errors are underreported and learn new strategies for how to decrease medical errors, optimize communication, and increase patient safety and quality of care. This course is applicable for nursing, occupational therapy, and physical therapy for CEU credit.
Learning Outcome and Objectives
1) Define medical errors and associated terminology.

2) Discuss the scope of medical errors in the U.S. healthcare environment.

3) Describe the causes of medical errors.

4) Review the most common medical errors and strategies to prevent them.

5) Summarize the elements of effective clinical communication and documentation.

6) Identify populations with special vulnerability to medical errors.

7) Describe various initiatives of the patient safety movement in healthcare.

8) Discuss healthcare accrediting agency standards and goals as they relate to preventing medical errors.

9) Outline institutional strategies to identify and reduce the risk of medical errors.
Nursing

 
Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12300.

Course Availability: Expires May 1, 2024. You must score 70% or better on the test and complete the course evaluation to earn a certificate of completion for this CE activity. Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., provides educational activities that are free from bias. The information provided in this course is to be used for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional healthcare.

Authors
Judith Swan, MSN, BSN, ADN

Judith Swan has been in the healthcare field for over fifty years, beginning as a medic in the U.S. Air Force. As an RN, she has worked in mental health, emergency, orthopedics, hospice, and medical/surgical. She holds an MSN as a family nurse practitioner. Judith's experience in nursing education includes teaching psychiatric, long-term, and dementia nursing care and as director of a nursing assistant college program. She has written ancillary educational materials for nursing textbooks, state curriculum for nursing assistant programs, online health articles, and continuing education courses, including courses for Wild Iris Medical Education since 2012.

Nancy Evans, BS

Nancy Evans is a health science writer and editor with more than three decades of experience in healthcare publishing. She served as senior editor at Mosby/Times Mirror, senior editor in the health sciences division of Addison-Wesley, and senior medical editor at Appleton & Lange. A breast cancer survivor since 1991, she has written and spoken extensively on breast cancer issues. Nancy co-produced the HBO documentary film Rachel's Daughters: Searching for the Causes of Breast Cancer. She is also the co-producer of Children and Asthma, a KQED documentary film, and the documentary, Good Food, Bad Food: Obesity in American Children. 
Accreditation & Approval Information
Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12300, for 7 Contact Hours. CE Broker Approval Number 50-2174. Florida nursing licensees must retain this certificate for at least 4 years. Do not forward to Florida Board of Nursing.
Copyright
© Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc.
Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 05/01/2024
Cost : $42.00
Credit Offered:
7 ANCC Credits
 
 
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