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Pamela Clark

Pamela Clark, CRNI, is a Nurse Manager for Healix, a leader in the field of parenteral services. She has more than 28 years of experience in infusion therapy and infusion education with both licensed nurses and patients. Her experience spans multiple infusion settings including: acute care, long-term care, home infusion, and ambulatory infusion care. She also has experience in oncology and oncology research.


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Our continuing nursing education courses are accredited by the California Board of Registered Nurses, the Georgia Board of Nursing, and the Florida Board of Nursing. All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.
This course is accredited by the following boards:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.
Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia , South Carolina Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256. 
 
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Prevention and Management of Medical Errors

Contact Hours: 2
Cost: $20.00
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Prevention and Management of Medical Errors
For a complete list of accreditations for this course, please see the accreditation information box below the author’s bio.  All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

Medical errors contribute to millions of injuries, deaths, excessive cost, and unnecessary suffering each year. The need for understanding the causes and preventive measures related to these errors has never been greater. This instructional course has been designed to describe the scope of these preventable mistakes, and ways in which the healthcare system can identify them and ensure that they don’t continue to occur. Reporting and tracking of certain medical errors is required, some by state law and others to maintain accreditation for payor reimbursement. Additionally, some state professional Boards, such as the Florida Board of Nursing, require continuing education on this subject. This 2-hour course fulfills this professional Board requirement.


Objectives


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

Define medical error, adverse event, “never event” and sentinel event.
Discuss the scope of medical errors in the United States in terms of monetary cost and lives affected.
Explain at least two system analysis models.
Discuss national/state mandatory error reporting requirements.
List at least 5 types of medical errors and their causes.
Describe SBAR.
Recognize appropriate and inappropriate documentation.
 

Curriculum


Chapter 1: Introduction

Definitions
Scope of the Problem
History

Chapter 2: Risk Management Interventions 

Systems Analysis
The Swiss Cheese Model
Cognitive Behavior Theory
Retrospective and Prospective Analysis
o Root Cause Analysis
o Failure Modes Effect Analysis
Reporting
o Sentinel Events
o State Requirements

Chapter 3: Common Medical Errors

Diagnostic Errors
Medication Errors
o Improper Dose
o Look-alike/Sound-alike Drugs
o Incorrect Route of Administration
Surgical Errors
Medical Device and Equipment Errors
Healthcare-Associated Infections
Falls

Chapter 4: Communication and Documentation

SBAR
Documentation Recommendations
 
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