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Course Description

Medications promote healing, reduce suffering, and contribute to modern medical miracles. However, because thousands of new drugs have been developed recently, because the health care environment is increasingly complex, and because patients are older and often sicker, there is increasing risk for medication errors. This course will review the issues relevant to medication errors and provide guidelines for prevention.

Course Purpose

The goal of this course is to educate all health care providers about the issues relevant to medication errors. The scope of the problem and potential causes are explored, and specific guidelines for prevention are suggested.

Course Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Discuss the contribution of the current health care system to the increase in medical and medication errors.
  2. Describe the scope of the problem.
  3. Describe the major causes of medication errors.
  4. Describe four types of medication errors.
  5. Explain the role of the incident report and its analysis in determining the causes of medication errors.
  6. List the four stages of drug ordering and delivery.
  7. Explain the unique issues related to each stage of medication administration.
  8. Describe the guidelines for preventing errors during each of the four stages (prescribing, transcribing, dispensing, and administration).
  9. Describe the medication reconciliation process.
  10. Explain Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and its role in error identification and prevention.
  11. Identify and explain possible solutions to the problem of medication errors, including advances in technology, standardized bar codes, the use of ward-based clinical pharmacists, and patient education.
  12. Explain the impact of cultural diversity on medication safety.

Topics

  • Advance Practice
  • Behavioral Health
  • Case Management
  • Management and Leadership
  • Maternal Child
  • Med/Surg
  • OB/GYN
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oncology
  • Perinatal
  • Social Work
  • Women's Health

Professions

  • Acupuncture
  • Dietetics/Nutrition
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Education
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Other
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work

Accreditation

American Board of Managed Care Nursing - The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions' ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).

AOTA—American Occupational Therapy Association - American Occupational Therapy Association.

ASWB—Association of Social Work Boards - Association of Social Work Boards.

California Board of Behavioral Sciences - California Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider Number PCE 1564. Course meets the qualifications for the stated hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

California Board of Registered Nurses - Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 14693 for the number of hours stated.

California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section - The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE BROKER after successful completion.

Florida Board of Massage Therapy - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Florida Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of nursing (CE Provider # 50-12076). Courses are automatically submitted to CE Broker.

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Board of Respiratory Care - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

NAADAC—The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors - ALLEGRA Learning is an approved provider with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #813).

NCBTMB—National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider Number 451562-11.

State Accreditation

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in...

  • All States
  • Florida
  • Texas
  • Cost: $30.00

  • Contact Hours: 3.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.30

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