Promoting a Culture of Safety to Prevent Medical Errors - CMA498

Promoting a Culture of Safety to Prevent Medical Errors

by Joyce Lahue, MS, BSN, RN, CPHRM, FASHRM
CMA498
(4.7 / 66 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Certified Medical Assistants (1.00 Hours)

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Summary:

An organization promotes a culture of safety by focusing on how and why a problem occurred rather than on the person whose action or inaction caused the error. Experts refer to healthcare organizations that have a passion for patient safety as high-reliability organizations. In such organizations, being on the alert for how patients can be protected from harm is part of everyday work life. Although high-reliability organizations have few adverse events, they still continually explore risks and ways patient safety may be compromised. This module will offer suggestions for establishing and maintaining a culture of safety. It explains sentinel events and how to avoid them.

Objectives:

The goal of this medical error continuing education program is to inform nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, social workers, and other healthcare providers about national efforts to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe how the culture of healthcare organizations affects patient safety
  • Cite three examples of sentinel events
  • Discuss the healthcare provider’s role in providing a safe environment for patients
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, certified medical assistants, EMTs/paramedics, pharmacists, physicians, and social workers.
 
Certified medical assistants: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1.0 General continuing education unit(s) (approval #136452 for 8/1/2019 to 7/31/2020). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

Course Originally Released on: 2/9/2009
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/25/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/31/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Lyubov G - Sacramento, CA  ·  Nov 15, 2019
in our work place our management uses this plactise to prevent error
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Sarah S - Long Beach, CA  ·  Nov 04, 2019
Great information, will use
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Rhina C - Raleigh, NC  ·  Oct 28, 2019
good information to learn about medical errors
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Yvonne S - Columbia Heights, MN  ·  Oct 21, 2019
great article pass it on
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KRISTI B - Newark, OH  ·  Oct 14, 2019
Very informative course
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