Medical Errors: Prevention and Patient Safety

$41.99

7-contact-hour comprehensive overview on the prevention of medical errors. Course defines the scope of the problem and includes ways to avoid medication errors and medical mistakes. Explore why medical errors are underreported and learn new strategies for how to decrease medical errors, optimize communication, and increase patient safety and quality of care. This course is applicable for nursing, occupational therapy, and physical therapy for CEU credit.

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Course Objectives

  1. Define medical errors and associated terminology.
  2. Discuss the scope of medical errors in the U.S. healthcare environment.
  3. Describe the causes of medical errors.
  4. Review the most common medical errors and strategies to prevent them.
  5. Summarize the elements of effective clinical communication and documentation.
  6. Identify populations with special vulnerability to medical errors.
  7. Describe various initiatives of the patient safety movement in healthcare.
  8. Discuss healthcare accrediting agency standards and goals as they relate to preventing medical errors.
  9. Outline institutional strategies to identify and reduce the risk of medical errors.

Accreditation/Approval Information

Nursing

Comprehensive overview of preventing medical errors in the practice setting, including the most common medical errors and strategies to prevent them. Covers evidence-based interventions, the importance of communication, patient safety standards, and the role of organizational systems.

  • Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12300.

Occupational Therapy

Comprehensive overview of preventing medical errors in the practice setting, including the most common medical errors and strategies to prevent them. Covers evidence-based interventions, the importance of communication, patient safety standards, and the role of organizational systems.

  • Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Provider #3313. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Courses offered by AOTA approved providers are accepted by the NBCOT Certification Renewal program.

Physical Therapy

Comprehensive overview of preventing medical errors in the practice setting, including the most common medical errors and strategies to prevent them. Covers evidence-based interventions, the importance of communication, patient safety standards, and the role of organizational systems.

  • Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is a Continuing Competency Approval Agency recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California.
  • Approval of physical therapy continuing education credit varies by state. Confirm approval with your state’s licensing agency before you take the course for CE credit. See Physical Therapy CE Approval for more information.

Course Information

Contact Hours: 7.00

Course Availability: Expires 2024-05-01

How It Works

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Take the online course at your convenience.

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Fully complete the course to access your certificate.

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