Nursing: Preventing Medical Errors: Florida Nursing 2021 Update
20.95
Online
Mandatory
Please select your state to enroll in this course
About the Course:
Medical errors are estimated to be the third leading cause of death in the United States (Kim et al., 2020). Thus, medical errors remain a major focus for nursing care. This course reviews the prevalence of common medication errors, why they may occur, and interventions to help decrease the risk of these errors from occurring. Case Studies are included throughout to show real-life scenarios that can occur in any healthcare environment. The course meets minimum mandated requirements for Florida nursing licensure. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Analyze factors that contribute to medication errors.
  • Discuss common medication errors that can happen in the work environment.
  • Identify concepts and techniques that may help to prevent medication errors.
  • Discuss ethical considerations impacting patient safety and medication errors.
  • Acknowledge the Florida Board of Nursing licensure requirement on medication errors.

About the Author: 
Marquetta Flaugher, PhD, APRN-BC, is a practicing family nurse practitioner who works in medicine services. She provides care to populations of all age groups, writing and providing education on medications daily. In addition, she teaches in graduate online universities about common and complex healthcare, often discussing treatments including medications, and management courses and reviewing evidence-based practice on patient safety.

How to Receive Credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • Complete the Self-Assessment Quiz Questions either integrated throughout or all at the end of the course.
    • These questions are NOT GRADED. The questions are included to help affirm what you have learned from the course.
    • The correct answer is shown after the question is answered. If the incorrect answer is selected, a Rationale for the correct answer is provided.
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity.
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 70% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • If requested, provide required personal and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Nursing Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition
©2021: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up-to-date at the time of printing but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course Verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.
 
Want Unlimited CE? Become a Member

Preventing Medical Errors: Florida Nursing 2021 Update - N45307

20.95
About the Course:
Medical errors are estimated to be the third leading cause of death in the United States (Kim et al., 2020). Thus, medical errors remain a major focus for nursing care. This course reviews the prevalence of common medication errors, why they may occur, and interventions to help decrease the risk of these errors from occurring. Case Studies are included throughout to show real-life scenarios that can occur in any healthcare environment. The course meets minimum mandated requirements for Florida nursing licensure. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Analyze factors that contribute to medication errors.
  • Discuss common medication errors that can happen in the work environment.
  • Identify concepts and techniques that may help to prevent medication errors.
  • Discuss ethical considerations impacting patient safety and medication errors.
  • Acknowledge the Florida Board of Nursing licensure requirement on medication errors.

About the Author: 
Marquetta Flaugher, PhD, APRN-BC, is a practicing family nurse practitioner who works in medicine services. She provides care to populations of all age groups, writing and providing education on medications daily. In addition, she teaches in graduate online universities about common and complex healthcare, often discussing treatments including medications, and management courses and reviewing evidence-based practice on patient safety.

How to Receive Credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • Complete the Self-Assessment Quiz Questions either integrated throughout or all at the end of the course.
    • These questions are NOT GRADED. The questions are included to help affirm what you have learned from the course.
    • The correct answer is shown after the question is answered. If the incorrect answer is selected, a Rationale for the correct answer is provided.
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity.
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 70% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • If requested, provide required personal and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Nursing Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition
©2021: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up-to-date at the time of printing but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course Verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.