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Prevention of Medical Errors

Prevention of Medical Errors

Course author: Dana Bartlett, RN, MA, MSN
Contact Hours: 2.0
Price: $5.98
Course Free with purchase of unlimited courses!

Price includes all materials and certificate of completion.

Target audience:
   Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses,
   Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical Assistants

Format: Homestudy
This course expires on: 7/6/2017
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Course Description
The rates of medical errors remain a public health and safety risk. Safe patient care requires all members of the health team and the public to be educated on how to recognize and prevent a medical error, and to advocate for needed changes to improve the delivery of healthcare. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of medical errors in today’s health care system and to identify the incidence and causes of medical errors and the risk factors disposing to medical errors, and to provide strategies to prevent medical errors in the healthcare setting, including by patients.

Course Outline
  1. Introduction
  2. Diagnostic Errors
  3. . Patient Falls
  4. Laboratory Errors
  5. Medication Errors
  6. Other Medical Errors
    1. Surgical errors
    2. Treatment errors
  7. Prevention Of Medical Errors
    1. Fragmentation
    2. Time constraints
    3. Poor communication
    4. Lack of knowledge
    5. Healthcare setting
  8. Medical Errors And Reduction Strategies
  9. Preventing Medical Errors: Helping The Patient
  10. Disclosure Of Medical Errors
  11. Summary
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The author, planning committee, and reviewers have no financial or other conflicts of interest related to this course. There is no sponsorship or commercial support used for this course.

There is no "off label" usage of drugs or products discussed in this course.

Often both generic and trade names are used in courses. Trade names may be referred to in a course to promote familiarity and does not suggest endorsement of any individual product over another.

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