Inattentional Blindness: When You Just Didn’t See It - WEB-RD341

Inattentional Blindness: When You Just Didn’t See It

by Darlene Prickett, BSN, MPA, RN
(4.4 / 27 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
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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.
Dietitians: 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.
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This is a level 1 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 1000, 6030, 7000 and performance indicators of 1.1.2, 3.1.6, 4.1.2, 8.3.7.  
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

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.

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


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Felicia R - Greenville, KY  ·  Jul 26, 2019
Good info but it was very boring. It would have been nice to see some of the experiment examples.
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Julie P - Reynoldsburg, OH  ·  Jun 05, 2019
Interesting topic that I had not been aware of
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Dorothy A - Sharon Springs, NY  ·  May 26, 2019
Not what I expected-great information
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Valerie B - Fort Myers, FL  ·  May 20, 2019
Inattentional blindness is a very real problem in the healthcare environment
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Susan O - Chittenango , NY  ·  May 06, 2019
Interesting topic, increased my knowledge.
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Price: $20.00
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