The purpose of this course is to increase the awareness of healthcare professionals regarding medical errors. Learners will achieve the following objectives: describe the current societal and professional perspectives on medical errors, review the definition of medical error and the potential types of medical errors that can occur, discuss the consequences of medical errors on patients, professionals, and society, and apply error-reduction techniques to current practice. Course is approved for 2.0 CEUs/contact hours for Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA) in California. Must pass final quiz with 80% or more; may re-take as often as needed. Course will be updated or discontinued on or before July 31, 2023.
Per California Department of Public Health regulations, a time/pause mechanism must be incorporated in this online program. Navigation within this course is restricted in that each slide must be viewed in its entirety before advancing to the next slide. Learners must view each slide and click the next button to advance in the course.