Keeping Your Patient Safe - Use the Patient Safety Goals
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

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Author:Linda Aumiller RN, MSN
Miriam Moskowitz RN, MSN
Course No:KPS030915
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Critical Care Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Professional Issues

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Learning Objectives
  • 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.


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