Prevention of Medical Errors [EN] – 3 hours

Purpose

The purpose of this course is to enable the learner to understand and apply principle of process improvement, the influence of human factors in errors, how to identify situations where errors commonly occur, and how to apply strategies for prevention.  Audience ARNP, CNA, CRNA, CNS, RDN, EO, HHA, LPN, LVN, MW, OT, OTA, PT, PTA, RN, and RT. All professions will benefit from this course of Evidence Based strategies in preventing medical errors in all practice settings.

Objectives

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify programs to reduce medical errors,
  2. Define Sentinel Event,
  3. Define Root Cause Analysis,
  4. Recognize human factors involved in medical errors, and
  5. Identify methods to avoid medical errors.

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