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Medication Errors: Causes & Prevention

Time limit: 21 days

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Show your commitment to a nursing culture of safety

There can be devastating consequences for you and your client when you make a medication error. Knowing the causes of medication errors in nursing and detecting near misses is critical to upholding a high standard of nursing client care.

Medication Errors: Causes and Prevention will help you proactively prevent nursing medication errors, especially those that take place in acute and long-term care settings. You’ll gain courage to report medication errors, knowing that understanding the cause of a nursing error safeguards every client under your care.

Understand, prevent and report medication errors

Come away with new strategies for preventing medication errors in a fun, and interactive online format:

  • Increase awareness through the Minute for Medicine video clips.
  • Explore the links to knowledge throughout the course.
  • Complete interactive quizzes and look up key terms.
  • Ponder short-answer and essay questions in the downloadable Assignment Book. (Note: Completion of the Assignment Book may be necessary to meet your board of nursing's requirements.)
  • Complete the post-test with a score of 75% or above to receive your contact hours!

Protect clients…and your license

Strengthen and renew your commitment to protecting patients as you master these course objectives:

  • Define a medication error and a near miss
  • List the common causes of medication errors
  • Explain strategies to prevent medication errors
  • Discuss the consequences of medication errors
  • Apply elements of root cause analysis

Course Information

Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: $30 | Free for Members
CEs: 4.0