Root Cause Analysis and Medical Error Prevention

Overview

4 out of 5 (1 Reviews)

Credits

1.75

Post Assesment Questions

22

Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

12 Apr 2022

Last Reviewed

12 Apr 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

105 Minutes

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Activity Description

Medical error is an unfortunate reality that continues to occur at alarming rates within the United States healthcare system. These mistakes can result in major unwanted consequences for patients, families, and clinicians. A root cause analysis can provide a beneficial resolution for healthcare professionals and patients to further understand and combat medical error and prevent future occurrences. This activity reviews the process of a root cause analysis in medical error prevention. It highlights the interprofessional team's role in preventing medical errors and sentinel events within the healthcare organization.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the common impacts of a sentinel event within the healthcare organization.
  • Review the typical factors included in a root cause analysis prior to submission to the Joint Commission.
  • Identify the indications for reporting sentinel events to the Joint Commission and the steps that should be taken following the occurrence of such incidents.
  • Review how utilizing interprofessional communication and collaboration can help prevent the most common misdiagnoses that occur each year within the United States.

Author(s) / Contributors Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Each author, editor, faculty and planning committee member have completed a disclosure form indicating that neither they nor their spouse/partner has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of this activity.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT: This activity has received NO commercial support.

Contributors

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Continuing Education Accreditation Information


 

This activity is jointly provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and StatPearls. AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is awarded 1.75 Contact Hours.

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Instructions for Credit

  1. Register for the activity and create a StatPearls login.     
  2. Review the required accreditation information:  Target audience, learning objectives and disclosure information.
  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

StatPearls and AKH adhere to ANCC Standards regarding commercial support of continuing nursing education. It is the policy of StatPearls and AKH that the faculty and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, that relevant conflict(s) of interest are resolved and also that authors and editors will disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drug(s) or device(s) during their presentation. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to starting the activity.

The information provided at this CNE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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    Robert R. on 7/15/2021

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