Inattentional Blindness: When You Just Didn’t See It - WEB-CHES341

Inattentional Blindness: When You Just Didn’t See It

by Darlene Prickett, BSN, MPA, RN
(4.4 / 32 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Inattentional blindness is an interesting phenomenon that can have a profound influence on perception and decision-making. Inattentional blindness is as an occurrence that happens when one is concentrating on a main task so that one misses detecting an unanticipated object or change in one’s environment. The level of attention needed for a task or specific features of the unanticipated thing that could be overlooked influence the risk of inattentional blindness occurring.


The goal of this presentation is to describe the phenomenon of inattentional blindness for the healthcare team. Upon completion, learners will be able to:
  • Explain the phenomenon of inattentional blindness and its history.
  • Discuss how instances of inattentional blindness can occur in everyday healthcare practice.
  • Demonstrate use of observational, analytical, and critical thinking skills to evaluate changes in daily practice to avoid potential instances of inattentional blindness for the healthcare team.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, dietitians, health educators, nursing assistants, pharmacists, pharmacy techs, and physicians.
Health educators: 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 or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 7/28/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/28/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/28/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning 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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Lauren A - ,  ·  May 25, 2019
This was an interesting course.
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Kelly H - Mecosta, MI  ·  Mar 30, 2019
Beneficial information that can be used to increase training and attention for increased safety and efficiency.
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Carolyn E - Indianapolis, IN  ·  Mar 25, 2019
Informative and clearly explains how mistakes are made in private and work place environments.
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Karen D - Wyckoff, NJ  ·  Dec 30, 2018
Applicable to many clinical settings
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Lawanda B - Columbia, SC  ·  Nov 13, 2018
very educational and informative
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00