Medical Errors Prevention – Florida

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Author: Shane Slone, DNP, AGACNP-BC, APRN, RN

Medical errors are the cause of significant iatrogenic harm in patient care settings. Fortunately there are multiple individual and systems-level interventions which can decrease the likelihood of such errors, which we discuss in this course.

Course outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Types of errors
  3. Joint Commission Patient Safety Goals
  4. Adverse Events
  5. Types of errors
  6. Patient Safety
  7. Root cause analysis
  8. Sentinel Events
  9. Reporting (general)
  10. Avoiding error-prone situations
  11. Specific types of errors and prevention
  12. Best practices
  13. Working as a team to prevent errors
  14. Reporting (Florida)
  15. Conclusion
  16. References (Bibliography)

Accreditation statement:

Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss prevention of medication errors. It will take the average learner 120 minutes to complete.

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Understand the situations which lend themselves to medical errors (error-prone situations).
  2. Describe the types of medical errors
  3. Explain how to prevent medical errors
  4. Describe the reporting laws for Florida

Target audience: 

Registered Nurses (RN)

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for completion:

1.) Enrollment in the course by the learner

2.) Read and learn all course materials

3.) Complete the course evaluation

4.) Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Course offering:

# 32

Accreditations and approvals:

ANCC (Provider# P0614)
California BRN (Provider# 17418)
Kentucky Board of Nursing (Provider# 7-0090)

Course expiration date:

September 1, 2022

Conflict of interest statement:

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.