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. Medical Errors is a required continuing education topic for nurses in the state of Florida.
Course is approved for 3.0 continuing education units-CEUs-contact hours for the following profession:
- Nurses (RN, LVN, LPN) (all states)
- Certified Case Managers (CCM)
- Social Workers (NASW)
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.