Preventing Medication Errors

CPDTime.
55m
Details
CPD55m of CPD
First Published
Updated01 February 2019
Expires 12 July 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course provides an update on medication administration and calculations, as well as a reminder for all healthcare professionals on how we can avoid making medication errors and potentially causing adverse patient outcomes.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the potential risks associated with medication errors in order to prevent adverse events
  • Improve patient safety by applying relevant rules and strategies to reduce the potential for medication errors
  • Calculate medicine doses accurately to ensure safe administration of medications in clinical practice
Target Audience

Topics include:

  • The extent of medication-related problems
  • Strategies for improving medication safety and administration
  • Medication calculations

Target audience

Purpose

Identify factors that may contribute to medication errors, in order to reduce the incidence of these errors and ensure that adverse and unwanted effects to patients are minimised.

Need

Medicine use can be associated with harm, and the common use of medicines means they are associated with more errors and adverse events than any other aspect of healthcare.

There is a need for formal education on the prevention of medication errors as the prevalence of medication errors is of particular concern, and evidence shows the majority of these errors are preventable.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Details
CPD55m of CPD
First Published
Updated01 February 2019
Expires
12 July 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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