NUR122 - Preventing Medication Errors (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Medication aides will learn of the dangers of medication errors and how to prevent them. Objectives: 1. State what constitutes a medication error; 2. Explain a systems approach to medication management; 3. Identify common medication errors; 4. Discuss legal issues related to medication administration; 5.Explain how medication errors occur and prevention strategies; 6. List potentially dangerous abbreviations and dose designations.