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
ContinuingEducation.com 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
ContinuingEducation.com is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This course is approved for continuing education clock hours by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM).