ABOUT THIS COURSE:
This course is about why medication errors are considered important and a problem. This course teaches you how to provide safe patient care through prevention of medication errors, improve your individual performance as a healthcare provider and decrease the prevalence of harm to your patients. Such events may be related to professional practice, healthcare products, procedures, or systems including prescribing; order communication; product labeling, packaging and nomenclature; compounding; dispensing; distribution; administration; education; monitoring; and use. Medication administration causes most nurses a sense of nervousness, whether its your first time for performing the administration process or if you are an experienced nurse. However it is your duty to do the right thing every time you are preparing to administer medications to ensure your patients safety. This course is intended for the target audience of Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Advanced Practice Nurses. It will provide you with knowledge about the types of medication errors, how to identify situations when errors generally occur, recognize the rights to medication administration, as well as help you discuss human performance based errors and system based errors. After taking this course, you will also understand several national patient safety goals and how they pertain to medication errors with strategies for prevention. You will have detailed information about medication reconciliation and how performing it correctly will improve your patients clinical outcomes by preventing medication errors. You will gain a more in-depth knowledge on medication errors and prevention through interactive exercises, didactic material and case scenarios that will help guide you in your clinical practice.