Preventing Medication Errors

Featured Course: Preventing Medication Errors

Contact Hours: 1.5

“If the medication CE is followed in its entirety, it will make significant improvement in catching and intercepting med errors in time.” ~N.A.

Course Description: Medication errors are one of the most common types of errors in healthcare. This module discusses the ‘route’ of the problem by identifying key factors that contribute to medication administration errors. Some examples are illegible orders, errors of omission, and improper dosage or medication selection. This course adheres to The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals.

Course Objectives:

  • List potential examples of medication errors
  • Identify key factors that contribute to medication errors
  • Discuss the roles and responsibilities of the patient, the healthcare professional, and the hospital
  • Discuss the pros and cons of the ‘5 Rights of medication administration’
  • Identify the significance of reporting medication errors
  • Discuss safety measures to employ to avoid medication errors

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This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

 

Byron Webb Romero, RN, MSN

Finished BSN at Lyceum of the Philippines University, and Master of Science in Nursing Major in Adult Health Nursing at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Currently working at Manila Doctors College of Nursing as a Team Leader for Level I and II, Lecturer for Professional Nursing Subjects, and also a Clinical Instructor.

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