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.
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.
Medical Errors, Part 2: Prevention Practices discusses a number of important changes in healthcare practice that are occurring in an effort to reduce medical errors. The program discusses the role and goals of the patient safety team, including the development of standardized safety procedures and the implementation of the National Patient Safety Goals. The program also provides an overview of the Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure and Wrong Person Surgery, and the procedures for disclosing medical errors to patients.
The purpose of this program is to describe the role and goals of the patient safety team in ensuring patient safety and meeting Joint Commission safety goals, as well as describing the disclosure of medical errors to patients.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to: 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.