Medical Error Prevention
The goal of this course is to provide nurses with an in-depth review of multiple factors that may contribute to medical errors, as well as proven strategies and initiatives to promote a culture of patient safety. This course will also review the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals as they relate to the promotion of patient safety and harm reduction.

Course Publication Date: March 16, 2022

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Maureen Sullivan-Tevault RN, BSN, CEN, CDCES
Course No:FL-MEDERROR-22
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
  
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the incidence of medical errors in healthcare

  • Identify common medical errors

  • Review strategies to prevent medical errors

  • Review The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals

  • Define Root Cause Analysis

  • Define Sentinel Event

  • Define a Near Miss Event

  • Define a Never Event

  • Define Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA)

  • Verbalize the Do’s and Don’ts of medical record documentation as it relates to medical error prevention

  • Identify high risk populations at risk for medical error

  • Discuss elements necessary to create a “culture of safety” within an organization

  • Verbalize what is meant by “avoiding a culture of blame”

  • Describe various initiatives of the patient safety movement in healthcare



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