Medical Error Reduction and Prevention

Overview

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Credits

2.25

Post Assessment Questions

30

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2025

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

135 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

This activity provides an in-depth description of the significance of medical error in the practice of medicine. It also highlights a number of important aspects in the prevention of error and the development of a culture of safety. It reviews the role of an interprofessional team in improving care for all patients.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of individuals in nursing.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the two major types of errors and how these two types of errors can negatively impact patient care.
  • Outline the most important Joint Commission Patient Safety Goals including challenges in error accountability and the barriers to error reporting.
  • Identify the difference between active and latent errors, as well the difference between adverse, negative adverse, sentinel, and never events.
  • Summarize the importance of collaboration and communication among interprofessional team members to mitigate preventable errors and improve outcomes for all patients.

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Continuing Education Accreditation Information


Credit provided by Continuing Education, Inc, and StatPearls, LLC.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been jointly planned and implemented by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® and StatPearls, LLC. Continuing Education, Inc, is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is designated for 2.25 ANCC contact hours.

 

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  6. Obtain a certificate.

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