Prevention of Medical Errors for RNs and LPNs

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This course meets the Florida requirement for prevention of medical errors (Florida Statute 456.013), both for initial licensure and biennial renewal. Nursing Unlimited, Inc. is approved as a provider of nursing continuing education by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Quality Assurance, Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing Accreditation #NCE2958-31 October 2009.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this program the learner will be able to:

  1. Define medical error.
  2. Identify the 8 different types of medical errors.
  3. Identify 3 factors that increase the risk of medical errors.
  4. Recognize 3 error-prone situations.
  5. Identify safety needs of special patient populations.
  6. Discuss processes and strategies to improve patient outcomes.
  7. Discuss strategies for preventing medical errors in 3 different areas.
  8. Recognize responsibilities according to Florida Law for reporting medical errors.
  9. Discuss 5 way for patient involvement in medical error’s prevention.
  10. Identify the National Patient Safety Goals of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) for 2012.

Methodology: Home study or On-line study CE Broker hours: 2