The goal of this preventing medical errors continuing education activity is to explore approaches to prevent medical errors that are both system-based and human performance-based and describe The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals as they pertain to medical errors in hospitals. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Examine sources and types of medical errors
- Identify error-prone situations
- Relate theories and strategies to reduce the occurrence of errors and improve patient outcomes
- Define sentinel event, root cause analysis, and failure mode, effects and criticality analysis
- Discuss safety needs of special populations
- Describe the affect of medical errors on healthcare providers
- Discuss the importance of public education in reducing errors
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 1000, 3000, 5000, 5010, 5020, 5030, 5040, 5050, 5390, 5410, 6000, 7100
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.