Medical Errors and Patient Safety in Health Care -2 Contact Hours


Course Description

This course will address the medical errors and patient safety for practicing nurses. Diagnostic errors are frequent in clinical practice and lead to adverse patient outcomes. There is no question that medical errors are an issue in our health-care system. In addition to human suffering and loss, the financial cost of medical errors in US hospitals is at roughly $25 billion annually. The value of medical errors spans across other avenues such as loss of trust in the health-care system by patients, less satisfaction by both patients and health professionals, lost worker productivity, and lost school days for children.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of  this course the learner will be able to:

  • Define medical errors
  • Identify human factors and the cause associated with medication errors
  • Explain the prevalence of errors in the medical field
  • Discuss preventive measures and resources
  • Discuss what to do when an error occurs

Course Content

Total learning: 2 lessons / 1 quiz Time: 2 hours



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