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Medical Errors Prevention

$32.00 [2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #05-641

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CEU Course Description

Medical errors, adverse events, contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality.  They are usually unanticipated and, more often than not, preventable.  Nurses should be increasingly sensitive to the issue of medical errors, alert to circumstances which increase the risk for their occurrence, and work to reduce the risks when identified.  This CEU course provides information about the necessity for and wherewithal to effect a reduction in medical errors and to become knowledgeable regarding existing preventative measures.

 

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Enumerate the recommendations outlined in the Universal Protocol developed by the Joint Commission, along with 50 other healthcare professional organizations.

2.  Investigate the factors related to the wrong dosage of medication being administered.

3.  Examine the medication errors, which can be shown to be related to the five 'rights' that are often employed by the nurse administering the medication.

4.  Define 'error of execution' and 'error of planning.'

5.  Identify the most common medical errors.

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Board Approval Status

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.

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