Medical and Medication Error Prevention

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Course Description

This course is an overview on medication error prevention and its significance on healthcare and patient safety. It covers concepts on medication error types, factors, root cause analysis, impact, and prevention strategies.


Intended Audience

This course is intended for nurses and allied healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, healthcare providers will be able to:

  • Define medication error, adverse event, sentinel event, negligence, root cause, near miss, and latent error
  • Explain the types and classifications of medication error
  • Discuss the causes & factors that lead to medication error
  • Characterize the impact of medication error on patient safety, health professionals, and healthcare outcomes
  • Differentiate the root causes of medication errors
  • Explain the multidimensional approach in the prevention of medication error

At the completion of this activity, assistants, aids, support staff, and pharmacy technicians will be able to:

  • Describe types of medication errors
  • Describe some causes that lead to medication errors
Credit/Contact Hours
  • Amy Adkins-Dwivedi, MS, APRN
Development Team
  • Ever John Laingo
  • J. Kendall Perkinson
  • Margaret Chinn, MEd, MSW
  • Trisha Moreno
  • English
Release Date
February 1, 2023
Expiration Date
February 1, 2026
Instructional Methods
  • Assessment Review
  • Case Studies
  • Narrated Slides
  • Ungraded Self Assessment-Lesson Recall
  • Video Clips
  • Autograded and Quiz Retakes Allowed
  • Daily CE Broker Reporting for Registered Boards
  • Graded Final Quiz
  • Graded Lesson Mini Quizzes
  • Passing 80%+
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