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 3: Preventing Medication Errors discusses changes in how medications are handled and administered in American healthcare. The program provides an overview of the different kinds of medication errors that can occur, and offers specific guidance on how nursing staff can prevent these errors. The program also reviews the National Patient Safety Goals that directly address the prevention of medication errors.
The purpose of this program is to describe strategies to prevent medication errors.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to: 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.