REDUCING MEDICAL ERRORS FOR CNA’s AND HHA’S

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Credit Hours: 2.0 Hours

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Course Description

Purpose and Objectives

All heath care providers and a legal and ethical responsibility to provide safe and effective care to their patients.   Each health care provider has a scope of practice that they must follow as law, and activities that fall outside their particular scope means that the individual is practicing outside the law.  CNA’s can be sued along with other health care professionals for medical errors.  This course is to instruct the Certified Nursing Aide on types of errors, and ways to prevent them with the goal of reducing both litigation risks for the CNA and providing excellent care for the patient.The goal of this course is to provide CNA’s with must-know information on medical errors.

After successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to do the following:

  • Identify common medical errors for CNA’s
  • Describe and define root cause analysis, sentinel event, never events
  • Identify patients more likely at risk for medical errors
  • Identify patterns and times when errors are most likely to occur
  • Identify The Joint Commission’s role in patient safety
  • Describe what National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) are
  • Describe why reporting errors is essential and fundamental in error prevention
  • List the top five malpractice claims made against nursing professionals

Course Curriculum

  • Lessons  0/8

    • Introduction
      Preview
    • 5 Types of Medical Errors (AHRQ,2000)
    • Examples of National Patient Safety Goals
    • Never Events
    • Must Know Medical Error Terms for the CNA!
    • RISK FACTORS FOR MEDICAL ERRORS!
    • Conclusion
    • REFERENCES
  • Quiz  0/1

    • Quiz – REDUCING MEDICAL ERRORS