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Safe Labeling Helps Prevent OR Errors - CE435
Safe Labeling Helps Prevent OR Errors

CE435 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Nancymarie Phillips, PhD, RN, RNFA, CNOR(E) and Cynthia K. Halvorson, RN, MSN, CNOR
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The goal of this continuing education program is to provide perioperative nurses, surgical technologists, and pharmacists with information about the challenges of and effective strategies for medication and solution labeling in the perioperative setting. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the intent of The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal NPSG.03.04.01 involving labeling medications and solutions on and off the sterile field
  • Identify the challenges for safe medication administration unique to the perioperative environment
  • Describe strategies for effective medication and solution labeling on and off the sterile field

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, surgical technologists and pharmacists.
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 or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 6/28/2019

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