The goal of this program for dietitians 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 you study 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 events, root cause analysis, failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis.
- Discuss safety needs of special populations.
- Describe the impact of medical errors on healthcare providers.
- Discuss the importance of public education in reducing errors.
Gannett Education 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
Gannett Education 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).