Medication Errors: The Basics and Beyond

Course # 0048

Purpose

The purpose of this activity is to provide information on common medication errors and how to reduce them.

Description

Medication Errors: The Basics and Beyond is a 1 hour continuing education course that provides information on the most common types of medication errors and how to prevent or reduce them. Specifically, the course identifies categories of medication errors, reviews the 5-Step Medication Use process and lists methods of preventing medication errors.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify categories of medication errors 2. Review the 5-Step Medication Use process 3. List methods of preventing medication errors

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

Chaplains Dialysis Technicians Nurses Speech Therapists

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