Promoting a Culture of Safety to Prevent Medical Errors - JA0008057-0000-19-070-H05-T

Promoting a Culture of Safety to Prevent Medical Errors

by Joyce Lahue, MS, BSN, RN, CPHRM, FASHRM
JA0008057-0000-19-070-H05-T
(4.4 / 43 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy Tech (1.00 Contact Hr)

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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, EMTs/paramedics, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, and social workers.
 
Pharmacy technicians: 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 Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
 
Type of Activity: Knowledge
 
Initial Release Date: 5/01/2019; Planned Expiration Date: 12/31/2019

Course Originally Released on: 2/9/2009
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/25/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019

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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Ryan S - San Francisco, CA  ·  Jul 21, 2019
This was a very informative, effective, good CE.
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RUBY M - kansas city, MO  ·  Jul 19, 2019
This course was great, easy to follow and understand.
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jennifer c - UPPER MARLBORO, MD  ·  Jul 07, 2019
i like it alot its great!!
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STEPHEN W - Overland Park, KS  ·  Jul 02, 2019
Good Course. What I will take away from this study is the best way to fix an error is to take steps so it never happens in the first place.
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CINDY L - Waukesha, WI  ·  Jul 02, 2019
Become aware of the amount of medical errors and what has been done to circumvent these errors.
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ONLINE
Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50