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NUR155 - Preventing Medical Errors: Florida (2.0 HR)

Purpose: Health care personnel working in any setting will increase their understanding of and skills for eliminating medical errors. Objectives: 1. Discuss the impact of medical errors; 2. Define common types of medical errors, including adverse and sentinel events; 3. Recognize factors that increase the risk of error prone situations; 4. Identify safety needs of patients and the processes to meet them; 5. Describe error reduction and prevention measures; 6. Describe key concepts for proper medical documentation and communication; 7. Describe the JCAHO requirements for improving safety and quality of care; 8. Discuss professional and legal responsibilities for reporting medical errors and sentinel events; 9. Describe system processes to improve outcomes, including root cause analysis.Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 2.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 2.0 CE hours for long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.