Medical errors contribute to millions of injuries, deaths, excessive cost, and unnecessary suffering each year. The need for understanding the management and prevention of medical errors has never been greater. This instructional course has been designed to describe the scope of these preventable mistakes, and ways in which the healthcare system can identify them and ensure that they don’t continue to occur. Reporting and tracking of certain medical errors is required, some by state law and others to maintain accreditation for payor reimbursement. Additionally, some state professional Boards, such as the Florida Board of Nursing, require continuing education on this subject. This 2-hour medical error CNE course fulfills this professional Board requirement.
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Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Risk Management Interventions
Chapter 3: Common Medical Errors
Chapter 4: Communication and Documentation
Chapter 5: References
Pamela Clark, CRNI, is an infusion nurse with the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She has more than 35 years of experience in infusion therapy and infusion education with both licensed nurses and patients. Her experience spans multiple infusion settings including: acute care, long-term care, home infusion, and ambulatory infusion care. She also has experience in oncology and oncology research.Read Full Bio