Preventing Medical Errors for Florida Nurses


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About the Course
The purpose of this course is to review the prevalence of common medication errors, why they may occur, and interventions to help decrease the risk of these errors occurring. Case studies are provided 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 should 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 that include medications. She also teaches management courses and reviews 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. 
  • 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 Outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Provide required personal and payment information. 
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation. 
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest*  
Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. 

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. 

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.? 

©2022: 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.? 

Accreditations and Approvals 
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited as a provider?of nursing continuing?professional development?by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.?