Inattentional Blindness: When You Just Didn’t See It - WEB-CMEZ341

Inattentional Blindness: When You Just Didn’t See It

by Darlene Prickett, BSN, MPA, RN
(4.6 / 15 ratings )

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

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


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.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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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 # 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.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

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. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Ramil G - raleigh, NC  ·  May 23, 2019
surprising very educational and it open my eyes.
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Delia F - Tucson, AZ  ·  May 07, 2019
Applicable to all professional and personal aspects of life
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Michele W - Wisconsin Dells, WI  ·  Apr 06, 2019
Relevant and interesting
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Lynn H - tampa, FL  ·  Feb 15, 2019
ok test to take today
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Merleen H - North Wales, PA  ·  Oct 06, 2018
Engaging and should be shared with others because not something one thinks about and knows that there is a strategy to help reduce IB
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50