The purpose or goal of this article is to review patient safety issues and their impact on patient care; review the new Joint Commission standards that impact patient safety; discuss medication errors and prevention, discuss patient disclosure when errors occur; discuss a wrong site surgery policy; and compliance issues.
Course Publication Date: May 12, 2015
This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE
if you have an active one year unlimited membership
|Author:||Linda Aumiller RN, MSN
|Miriam Moskowitz RN, MSN
|Delivery Method:||Online Self Study
|Category:||Critical Care Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
- List several areas of importance in patient safety: patient identification, medication errors, use of unapproved abbreviations, medication reconciliation, compliance, and patient disclosures.
- Describe the importance of hand washing to prevent nosocomial infections.
- Describe what HFMEA is and how it affects Patient Safety.
- Describe what is needed in wrong site surgery policy including the Universal Protocol for Prevention of errors as well as Medical Team Training (Briefing & De-Briefing in the Operating Room).
- Discuss patient disclosures and applicable Joint Commission rules.
- Discuss how to maintain on-going compliance.