Preventing Medical Errors for Clinical Health Professionals
2.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
2.00 / CE for Nurses
This activity is provided by AKH Inc.
This activity is NOT supported by a commercial educational grant.
The 1999 Institute of Medicine report To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System brought prominence to the issue of medical error in the US. Since that time multiple activities at various levels of private and regulatory arenas have targeted identification and resolution of medical error. In 2016, researchers from Johns Hopkins University published findings from their study indicating that medical error can now be ranked as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Health professionals and health systems both need ongoing education in error reduction techniques in order to create and maintain an improved culture of safety. Some regulatory agencies require specific medical error education for licensure or re-licensure of health professionals.
This educational monograph addresses the identification, reporting, monitoring and reduction of medical error. It is intended to make participants aware of the magnitude of the problem, of the many-leveled activities needed to resolve it, and the importance of each person’s role in the national effort to reduce medical errors.
This activity is designed for clinical health professionals including physicians, pharmacists, nurses and psychologists at all levels and settings in the healthcare industry.
Accredited Provider Disclosure
It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflict of interest is resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity.
AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Mary Kathleen Ebener PhD, RN
Dr. Ebener teaches courses in nursing, healthcare and statistical analysis. She is currently employed at ECPI University College of Nursing in Lake Mary, Florida. She holds a BSN from Illinois Wesleyan University; her MSN is from Andrews University, MI; and her PhD is from the University of Florida, Gainesville.
Dr. Ebener discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, respectfully acknowledges Peggyann Zaenger, BS, PharmD, Jonathan S. Holman, BS, PharmD, and Christine Redfield, BS, PharmD, for their original contributions to the creation and review of this activity in 2011. Since that time, Dr. Ebener has been the sole faculty to review and update the content.
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN
Lead Nurse Planner of AKH
Ms. Caputo has nothing to disclose.
AKH Staff and Planners have nothing to disclose.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity does not include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
AKH Inc.’s courses are designed solely to provide healthcare professionals with information to assist in their practice and professional development. The courses are researched thoroughly, utilizing current literature and including practical experiences. AKH’s courses are not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The courses serve as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, they cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH educational courses do not endorse commercial products. The author(s) and the publisher specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the courses. AKH further disclaims any responsibility for undetected errors, or from the reader’s misunderstanding of the course.
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