Medical Errors and Adverse Events: Prevention and Reduction

CE Credits Hours: 7.00

$42.00

Course Objectives

Learntastic Define medical errors and associated terminology.


Learntastic Discuss the scope of medical errors in the U.S. healthcare environment.


Learntastic Describe the causes of medical errors.


Learntastic Review the most common medical errors and strategies to prevent them.


Learntastic Summarize the elements of effective clinical communication and documentation.


Learntastic Identify populations with special vulnerability to medical errors.


Learntastic Describe various initiatives of the patient safety movement in healthcare.


Learntastic Discuss healthcare accrediting agency standards and goals as they relate to preventing medical errors.


Learntastic Outline institutional strategies to identify and reduce the risk of medical errors.


Course Description

7-contact-hour comprehensive overview on the prevention and reduction of medical errors and adverse events. This continuing education course defines the scope of the problem and includes many types of medical errors, including surgical, diagnostic, medication, devices and equipment, systems failures, healthcare-associated infections, and falls. 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.

Regulations/Board Approvals

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.

This course is provided in partnership with Wild Iris Medical
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