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LEP Guide for Improving Patient Safety

$32.00 [2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #05-321

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California NHAP Approval Number: 1782002-6003 - Expires 03/29/2019 (P Credit) 2 Contact Hrs

CEU Course Description

This course focuses on how nursing home administrators and other nursing home staff can better identify, report, monitor, and prevent medical errors in patients with limited English proficiency (LEP).  In addition, a training module that teaches a set of team behaviors and structured communication tools designed to reduce medical errors for LEP patients is included.  The goal of this course is to help nursing home administrators better understand how to address the issue of patient safety for LEP and culturally diverse patients.  Further, this course can help administrators: foster a supportive culture for safety of diverse patient populations; adapt current systems to better identify medical errors among LEP patients; improve reporting of medical errors for LEP patients; routinely monitor patient safety for LEP patients; and address root causes to prevent medical errors among LEP patients.

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss liability exposures when providing care to LEP populations.

2.  Enumerate the challenges to the nursing home when interpreters serve as cultural brokers.

3.  Explain an immediate strategy that can be implemented to prevent medical errors among LEP patients.

4.  Scrutinize what has been identified as causes of errors, or potential errors, for LEP and culturally diverse patients.

5.  Define the most important key condition for the predicted effectiveness of patient safety reporting systems.

6.  Elucidate dangers associated with using non-qualified interpreters, including family members, friends, or untrained staff and how this puts the patients and the health care facility at risk.

7.  Identify the words of an agreed-upon communication tool that any team member can use to stop an action at any time when there is any concern for miscommunication or risk to patient safety.

8.  Describe how LEP patients may have cultural beliefs and traditions that can influence the medical encounter and subsequent health outcomes in subtle and often invisible ways.

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Board Approval Status

Nursing Home Administrators

State Board Approval
Alabama We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Alaska We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Arizona We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Arkansas We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
California YES! Accepts California NHAP (CEP#1782) (Approval #1782002-6003/P)
Colorado We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Connecticut We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Delaware We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
District of Columbia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Florida We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Georgia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Hawaii We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Idaho We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Illinois We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Indiana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Iowa We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Kansas We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Kentucky We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Louisiana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Maine We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Maryland We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Massachusetts We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Michigan We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Minnesota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Mississippi We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Missouri We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Montana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Nebraska We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Nevada We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
New Hampshire We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
New Jersey We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
New Mexico We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
New York We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
North Carolina We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
North Dakota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Ohio We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Oklahoma We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Oregon We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Pennsylvania We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Rhode Island We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
South Carolina We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
South Dakota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Tennessee We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Texas We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Utah We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Vermont We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Virginia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Washington We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
West Virginia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Wisconsin We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.
Wyoming We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our NAB approval.

Nurses

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Alaska YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Arizona YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Arkansas YES! Accepts Arkansas State Board of Nursing (CE Provider #50-14881)
California YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Colorado YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Connecticut YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Delaware YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
District of Columbia YES! Accepts District Of Columbia Board of Nursing (CE Provider #50-14881)
Florida YES! Accepts Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #50-14881)
Georgia YES! Accepts Georgia Board of Nursing (CE Provider #50-14881)
Hawaii We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California or Florida board of nursing approvals.
Idaho YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Illinois YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Indiana YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Iowa YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Kansas YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Kentucky YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Louisiana YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Maine YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Maryland YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Massachusetts YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Michigan YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Minnesota YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Mississippi YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Missouri YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Montana YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Nebraska YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Nevada YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
New Hampshire YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
New Jersey YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
New Mexico YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
New York YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
North Carolina YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
North Dakota YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Ohio YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Oklahoma YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Oregon YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Pennsylvania YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Rhode Island YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
South Carolina YES! Accepts South Carolina Board of Nursing (CE Provider #50-14881)
South Dakota YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Tennessee YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Texas YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Utah YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Vermont YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Virginia YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Washington YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
West Virginia YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Wisconsin YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Wyoming YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)

The board approval status information is provided based on our current understanding of the licensing agencies. Please note that it is the responsibility of each licensee to verify acceptance of our courses with their licensing agency.