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CNA203 - CMA: Preventing Medicaiton 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. Continuing Education Credits:  0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 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; 1.0 CE hours for certified medication assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.