Medication Errors and Patient Safety Concerns

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Patient safety is a new healthcare discipline that emphasizes the preventing, reducing, reporting and analysis of medical error that often leads to adverse healthcare events. The frequency and magnitude of avoidable adverse patient events was not well known until the 1990s, when multiple countries reported staggering numbers of patients harmed and killed by medical errors. Recognizing that healthcare errors impact 1 in every 10 patients around the world, the World Health Organization calls patient safety an endemic concern.[1] Indeed, patient safety has emerged as a distinct healthcare discipline supported by an immature yet developing scientific framework. There is a significant transdisciplinary body of theoretical and research literature that informs the science of patient safety.[2] The resulting patient safety knowledge continually informs improvement efforts such as: applying lessons learned from business and industry, adopting innovative technologies, educating providers and consumers, enhancing error reporting systems, and developing new economic incentives.

Course Features

  • Lectures 10
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 2.0 Hours
  • Skill level All level
  • Language English
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self
  • Medication Errors and Patient Safety Concerns

    • Lecture 1.1 mp 1 Introduction Locked
    • Lecture 1.2 mp 2 Root cause analysis Locked
    • Lecture 1.3 mp 3 Causes of medical errors Locked
    • Lecture 1.4 mp 4 Handwriting Locked
    • Lecture 1.5 mp 5 Hands-off communications Locked
  • Causes of medical errors

    • Lecture 2.1 mp6 Medication errors Locked
    • Lecture 2.2 mp 7 Abbreviations Locked
    • Lecture 2.3 mp 8 Critical test results and values Locked
    • Lecture 2.4 mp 9 Nosocomial infections Locked
    • Lecture 2.5 mp Summary Locked
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