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Description

To complete this course, you must do the following:

  • Read the Overview 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.
    • Agenda

    • Define the different types of medical errors that can occur.
    • Describe the various aspects of the 'systems approach to error prevention,' including reporting systems, standardized safety procedures and safety training.
    • Describe the process that institutions must go through when determining whether a medical error was a systems error or an individual error.
    • Explain the types of questions that must be answered in order to determine a systems error vs. an individual error.
    • Describe how the practice of safety consciousness and anticipation of likely errors can be put into daily practice.
    • Describe the overall goals of prevention practices, and why implementing them is important.
    • Explain the purpose and responsibilities of the patient safety team.
    • Describe the importance of standardized safety practices
    • Identify National Patient Safety Goals.
    • Describe the Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure and Wrong Person Surgery.
    • Describe the process for proper disclosure of medical errors to patients.
    • Identify the different types of medication errors that can occur.
    • Explain the steps that must be taken in daily practice to successfully prevent medication errors.
    • Describe best practices that are designed to prevent medication errors.
    • Describe and abide by the seven National Patient Safety Goals that specifically address medication errors.
    • Identify key precautions that can be incorporated into daily nursing practice to help protect patients from the possibility of medication errors.

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