The purpose of this program is to inform nurses, paramedics and EMTs, pharmacists, physicians, radiologic technologists, social workers and speech-language pathologists about national efforts under way to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe how the culture of healthcare organizations affects patient safety
- Give three examples of sentinel events
- Discuss the role of nurses and other healthcare providers in providing a safe environment for patients
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, paramedics and EMTs, pharmacists, physicians, radiologic technologists, social workers and speech-language pathologists.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.