- Bird’s eye view on Medical Errors
- Prevalence of medical errors in United States and in State of Florida
- Efforts to reduce medical errors at national and state level
- Incentives for healthcare providers and facilities to reduce medical errors
- Florida’s effort to reduce and prevent medical errors and improve patient safety
- Types of medical errors
- Identify populations of special vulnerability to medical errors.
- Factors that increases risk of medical errors
- Prevention of medical errors in special needs population
- Most Highly Rated Patient Safety Practices
- Public Awareness and Education
- Describe strategies and interventions to prevent medical errors.
- Recommends on reducing or eliminating medical errors
- Discuss Florida’s medical error reporting requirements.
- Improving patient safety through prompt reporting of errors: Identify responsibilities of healthcare providers for prompt reporting of medical errors JACHO’s Patient Safety Goals
- Root Cause Analysis: To identify changes that could be made to systems and processes to improve performance and reduce risk of recurrence of the adverse events
- Role of electronic medical records (EMRs) and other information technology to improve Communication and patient safety in hospitals and other healthcare facilities
- Public education and awareness measures related to patient safety
- Lectures 9
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 2.0 Hours
- Skill level All level
- Language English
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self
Bird’s eye view on Medical Errors
The hospital is supposed to be a safe place. When you take a sick or injured child there, your shoulders drop, you relax, thinking they’re in good hands, but the truth is far beyond that every year, more than 200,000 people die from preventable medical errors and up to 20 times more suffer from errors but don’t die from them.
The Leapfrog Group an independent, national nonprofit organization that administers the Score, is an advocate for patient safety nationwide, hospital Safety Score assigns A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals. It shows many hospitals are making headway in addressing errors, accidents, injuries and infections that kill or hurt patients, but overall progress is slow. The Hospital Safety Score is calculated under the guidance of the Leapfrog Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, with a fully transparent methodology analyzed in the peer-reviewed Journal of Patient Safety.
Wrong drug, wrong dose, bad combination, bad reaction. When it comes to medications, innocent mistakes hurt about 1.5 million people each year, according to the Institute of Medicine.
- On average, there was no improvement in hospitals’ reported performance on the measures included in the score, with the exception of hospital adoption of computerized physician order entry (CPOE). The expansion in adoption of this lifesaving technology suggests that federal policy efforts to improve hospital technology have shown some success.
- Of the 2,539 general hospitals issued a Hospital Safety Score,813 earned an “A,” 661 earned a “B,” 893 earned a “C,” 150 earned a “D” and 22 earned an “F.”
- While overall hospitals report little improvement in safety, some individual hospitals (3.5 percent) showed dramatic improvements of two or more grade levels.
- The states with the smallest percentage of “A” hospitals include New Hampshire, Arkansas, Nebraska and New Mexico. No hospitals in New Mexico or the District of Columbia received an “A” grade.
- Maine claimed the number-one spot for the state with the highest percentage of “A” hospitals.
- Kaiser and Sentara were among the hospital systems that achieved straight “A” grades, meaning 100 percent of their hospitals received an “A.”
- Lecture 1.1 Bird’s eye view on Medical Errors Preview
- Lecture 1.2 Prevalence of medical errors in United States and in State of Florida Locked
- Lecture 1.3 Efforts to reduce medical errors at national and state level Locked
- Lecture 1.4 Incentives for healthcare providers and facilities to reduce medical errors Locked
- Lecture 1.5 Florida’s effort to reduce and prevent medical errors and improve patient safety Locked
- Lecture 1.6 Types of medical errors Locked
- Lecture 1.7 Prevention of medical errors in special needs population Locked
- Lecture 1.8 Most Highly Rated Patient Safety Practices Locked
- Lecture 1.9 Public Awareness and Education Locked
Very informative not only as a nurse but as a patient in the healthcare system with so many things that can go wrong, taking charge and being responsible for my own health is a major role I can play in staying well.