Government reports suggest that one in every 20 hospital patients is the victim of a medical error each year. According to the conclusions of one report written by the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, as many as 14,000 unnecessary deaths occur annually in the United States due to medication errors and many more patients are injured or harmed due to acts of negligence.
Alarmingly, medication errors are just one type of nursing negligence that have serious consequences for patients, for the reputations and licenses of the healthcare professionals involved, and the reputation of the entire institution of medicine. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent nursing negligence from occurring.
To complete this course, you must do the following:
This course describes the importance of preventing nursing negligence in order to assist the patient's continuing care and to avoid legal implications. The material is organized around the following categories:
The purpose of this program is to provide nurses and other healthcare professionals an understanding of the importance of preventing nursing negligence in all areas of patient care in order to assist the patient's continuing care and avoid legal implications.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
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