Promoting a Culture of Safety to Prevent Medical Errors - CMEZ498

Promoting a Culture of Safety to Prevent Medical Errors

by Maureen Habel, MA, RN and Diana Swihart, PhD, MSN, DMin, APN CS, RN-BC, FAAN and Joyce Lahue, MS, BSN, RN, CPHRM, FASHRM
CMEZ498
(4.5 / 131 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

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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.
 
Physicians: 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.
 
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 
Physician Continuing Education Credit
 
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
 
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
 
Disclosures
 
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 3/17/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/25/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/25/2022

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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Robert R - Temple Terrace, FL  ·  Aug 07, 2019
I think it could be a little longer. The content is very good, just a bit brief.
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Ateeq H - Sylvania, OH  ·  Jul 01, 2019
excellent learning course
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Donald F - Goodyear, AZ  ·  Mar 06, 2019
very important to keep all staff informed
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Marisol S - Miami, FL  ·  Jan 11, 2019
great course will use in everyday work great knowledge gained
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Kay B - Richmond Hill, GA  ·  Dec 26, 2018
this course is a good review on medical error prevention
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