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Risk Management: Patient Safety and Patient-Centered Care

Risk Management: Patient Safety and Patient-Centered Care

Risk Management: Patient Safety and Patient-Centered Care

Colleen Symanski-Sanders, RN, Forensic Nurse Specialist
Colleen Symanski-Sanders, RN, Forensic Nurse Specialist
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Launch date: 09 Oct 2017
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Last updated: 05 Nov 2018

Reference: 184926

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Mrs EILEEN CAVANAGH (5 Nov 2018)
excellent information to learn from
ANN DUNN (5 Apr 2018)
very interesting information on patient safety and medication errors

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Imagine a society where medical errors cause more deaths annually than breast cancer, AIDS, or motor vehicle accidents. In this society, medication errors accounted for 1 out of 131 outpatient deaths and 1 out of 854 inpatient deaths costing hospitals nearly $2 billion annually. Chemotherapeutic agents, immunosuppressants, anticoagulants, and digitalis compounds were the most frequent causes of adverse drug events. Additionally, 41 million uninsured people had worse clinical outcomes than the insured. This society was identified as the United States in 1999 by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) when they released their report, To Err is Human, citing that preventable health care errors is a serious concern and that a reduction in medical errors must be a priority in the United States.

This article encapsulated current opinion on initiatives and best practice patterns to follow in order to reduce risk of injury to patients and create a patient-centered healthcare environment. These best practice patterns were developed by healthcare professionals from Harvard teaching hospitals, the School of Public Health, and the Risk Management Foundation, and then was shared in 2005 with working groups in an effort to develop a national consensus. In March of 2006, ""When Things Go Wrong: Responding to Adverse Events, A Consensus Statement of the Harvard Hospitals"" was released and was to be shared on a national level by healthcare professionals and clinicians. Two principal approaches were identified, which were: medical care must be safe and it must be patient-centered.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Describe the different levels of medical errors that can occur.

2. Define ways in which the number of medical errors can be reduced.

3. Discuss how errors should be handled with respect to the patient and family members.

4. Explain how patient-centered care can improve the overall healthcare system and reduce costs.
Colleen Symanski-Sanders, RN, Forensic Nurse Specialist

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Colleen Symanski-Sanders, RN, Forensic Nurse Specialist
on behalf of e-Ed Credits

Colleen Symanski-Sanders, RN, Forensic Nurse Specialist, has been a Registered Nurse for over 18 years. She has extended her education into forensic nursing, criminal profiling, and psychopathy receiving a Certificate as a Forensic Nurse Specialist. She has over 16 years experience in public health and home care nursing.

Colleen has been an author of educational material for St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Florida. She has also lectured on a variety of topics at numerous nursing symposiums and conferences across the country. She is on the Editorial Board for "Home Health Aide Digest" and "Private Duty Homecare" publications.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 1.00 Hours

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Mrs EILEEN CAVANAGH (5 Nov 2018)
excellent information to learn from
ANN DUNN (5 Apr 2018)
very interesting information on patient safety and medication errors

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