Clinical Pathways: High Risk Medications

Course # 0105

Purpose

The purpose of this course is to review medications in long-term care that may be considered high risk for seniors.

Description

Clinical Pathways: High Risk Medications is a 1 hour continuing education course that examines various medications that may be considered high risk for elderly residents in long-term care. The course defines high risk and high alert medications and identifies classes of high alert medications that are often used in long term care. It also provides safety strategies to prevent harm or adverse reactions related to high risk and high alert medications.

Learning Objectives

1. Define high risk and high alert medications 2. Identify classes of high alert medications that are often used in long term care 3. Discuss safety strategies to prevent harm or adverse reactions related to high risk and high alert medications

Criteria for Successful Completion

To receive continuing education credit for this program, you must complete the entire course, including registration, viewing the video program, taking the post-test and obtaining a score of at least 70% or better, and completing the program evaluation. (Social workers must obtain at least an 80% or better score.) If you do not score a 70% or better, (80% for social workers) you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 70% (80% for social workers) or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.

This Course is Approved for the Following Professionals

Nurses

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