Breaking the Silence: Reporting Error is Key to Patient Safety
This course examines the essential role of reporting medical error and near misses in healthcare organizations as part of a culture that promotes safe patient care. The barriers that prevent healthcare providers from reporting and speaking up will be explored. Strategies that encourage and support reporting, including technology, leadership support, and commitment to education are reviewed.

Course Publication Date: October 23, 2018

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Author:Kathleen Cross MSN, RNC-OB, LCCE
Course No:RE102318
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Career and Self
Leadership & Case Management
Professional Issues

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Learning Objectives
  • Examine how reporting medical error is crucial for an effective culture of patient safety
  • Discuss three barriers that prevent healthcare providers from reporting medical error
  • Apply two strategies to encourage medical error and near-miss reporting


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