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NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult your state's licensure board for nurses.

  • Agenda

  • Read the Overall and Course Objectives.
  • Study the Terminology.
  • Study the Content.
  • Complete the Learning Activity.
  • Complete the Post Test with a passing score of 80% or more.

    Preventing Medication Errors Part 2: Sources of Errors and Basic Safety Practices is the second of three programs on preventing medication errors. It identifies common sources of medication errors. It will also describe the five 'rights' of medication administration, which is the foundation for safe medication administration practices.

    The material is organized around the following categories:

  • Course Overview
  • Terminology
  • Introduction
  • Sources of Medication Errors
  • The 5 'Rights' of Safe Medication Administration
  • Conclusion

    The purpose of this program is to describe common sources of medication errors and describe the five 'rights' of safe medication administration, which are the foundation for safe medication administration practices.

    After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the different types of medication errors that can occur.
  • Define the five 'rights' of safe medication administration to help prevent medication errors.
  • Describe additional 'rights' that some institutions have defined to help prevent medication errors.

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