Upon completion of this
course, the learner should be able to:
- Identify "culture
of safety" principles
that can reduce human error and improve patient safety.
- Discuss the
scope of adverse events associated with health care in the United States.
- Identify institutional
barriers and other factors that impact the occurrence of medical
- Differentiate between Root-Cause Analysis and Failure Mode and Effects
- Compare the
factors of human error and systems failure as causes of adverse events.
- Recognize error-prone
practice settings and situations.
- Identify three
common medication errors.
- Discuss at
least three ways medication errors can be prevented.
- Clarify current
responsibilities for reporting errors and "near-misses."
- Suggest processes
to improve patient outcome.
- Recognize and discuss
safety needs of special and/or high risk populations.
- Discuss needs and methods for public education.