Contact Hours Awarded: 2
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.
- Types of errors
- Joint Commission Patient Safety Goals
- Adverse Events
- Types of errors
- Patient Safety
- Root cause analysis
- Sentinel Events
- Reporting (general)
- Avoiding error-prone situations
- Specific types of errors and prevention
- Best practices
- Working as a team to prevent errors
- Reporting (Florida)
- References (Bibliography)
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:
- Understand the situations which lend themselves to medical errors (error-prone situations).
- Describe the types of medical errors
- Explain how to prevent medical errors
- Describe the reporting laws for Florida
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
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.