The goal of this preventing medical errors continuing education program 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 impact of medical errors on healthcare providers.
- Discuss the importance of public education in reducing errors.
This CE course is approved for respiratory therapists from 1/11/2012 to 1/11/2014.
This program has been approved for 2 contact hours of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. AARC Sponsor ID: 9514012. This is a non-traditional course.
If you are a respiratory therapist, remember to give us your AARC member number when filling out your license number information.
Gannett Education is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).