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Medication Error Prevention Training: 30+ Best Practices to Minimize the Risk of Making a Life-Threatening Mistake


Faculty:
Cyndi Zarbano
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC078010
Brochure Code:
PLW77039
Media Type:
Live Webcast - Also available: Digital Seminar


Description

A seasoned nurse had drawn up the right dose of a drug hundreds of times in her career.

But once…she made a life-changing error. A patient died, she was suspended, and then fired from a profession she loves.

Patient safety is a sacred bond. For nurses, keeping patients safe is the top priority. But long shifts, high acuities, confusing dosing calculations, an ever-changing list of drug interactions, and similar drug names create an environment where even the most competent clinician can make a serious medication mistake.

Are you confident that you have the tools you need to avoid making a headline error?

This live webcast will give you all the resources you need to fulfill this critical aspect of your job and dramatically reduce your risk of making a life changing error. Join Cyndi Zarbano as she shares with you what she has learned working with the Board of Nursing in five states, consulting and educating nurses who have received corrective action and suspension related to their medication errors!

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This program offers 120 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 2.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 6.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours. 


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.3 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.


Pharmacists

ACPE

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Successful completion of this Knowledge-based activity qualifies for 6.3 contact hours. ACPE Universal Program Number: 0289-0000-19-014-L01-P. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance. Please note: Pharmacists are required to complete a program evaluation/post-test within two weeks of attending the live event if they would like their participation submitted to ACPE. A valid NABP e-Profile ID and Birthdate (MM/DD) will be required for reporting. Don’t have your e-Profile ID yet? Visit the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) website and complete your e-profile at www.nabp.net in order to obtain your NABP e-Profile ID.​


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Faculty

Cyndi Zarbano Related seminars and products: 45

MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC

Clinical Review


Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC, has been a nurse for more than 25 years and a legal nurse consultant (LNC) for 12. Many of her cases in the last decade have been consulting and educating nurses who have gotten into trouble with the board of nursing and helping hem complete their corrective action stipulations. Medication errors and patient injury are a common cause of corrective action, license suspension and loss of license.

Cyndi’s clinical area of expertise has been in various intensive care/critical care roles, currently working for Mayo in Minnesota. She has been a national seminar speaker for over ten years speaking to diverse healthcare audiences throughout the country. During her presentations, she has earned the reputation of keeping attendees engaged with the use of current clinical knowledge, fascinating legal stories, and the interjection of nursing humor to keep it fun.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cyndi Zarbano is the owner of Clinical Review Consultants. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Cyndi Zarbano has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

 


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

Click here to purchase the DVD or CD recording from our product store. CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals.


Additional Resources

To order the book, RNotes®: Nurse’s Clinical Pocket Guide, 5th Edition​, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Opioid Use Disorder, please visit our product store.


Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Compare the major categories of adverse drug events (ADEs).
  2. Evaluate the barriers to and benefits of reporting ADEs.
  3. Solve medication dosage calculations.
  4. Analyze actual medication errors to avoid the pitfalls.
  5. Demonstrate how available tools and strategies can assist with error prevention and safe medication use.
  6. Develop new skills to predict high risk medication error scenarios.

Outline

Through the teachings of real-life scenarios, expert Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC, will walk you step-by-step through the following topics to transform your nursing practice.

Insights from a Legal Nurse Consultant

  • What the current data says…will amaze you!
  • Consequences of unsafe practice
    • Patient injury or death
    • Loss of trust
    • Corrective action – Understanding what that means
    • Suspended license
    • Loss of license
    • Litigation
  • Types of Medication Errors
    • Commission
    • Omission
Med Error Contributors: Identify Safety Precautions for YOUR Practice
  • Ineffective communication
  • Experience level – Beginner vs. expert
  • Interruptions and distractions
  • Shift length, patient acuity, and workload
  • Systems errors: Lack of safety nets
  • Similar drug names
  • Failure to follow policies or guidelines
    • Taking short cuts
    • Ordering: Electronic, written, verbal
    • Order processing: Pharmacy review
    • Beyond the 8 Rights of Medication Administration
  • Review actual cases of medication errors: What went wrong?
Drug Calculation Errors: A Deadly Mistake!
  • Common errors and how to avoid them
    • Mathematical calculations
    • Metric vs. imperial systems
    • Units of measure and conversions
  • Tools and policies to avoid making math errors
  • The tragic and deadly stories…
Identify the Greatest Risk Potential for Errors
  • High risk medications – Insulins, opioids, anticoagulants, etc.
  • Drip titration
  • Predict high risk patients for adverse reactions
  • Must-know insights on reversal agents
Reporting ADEs
  • Barriers to reporting
  • Internal reporting system
    • Just Culture
    • Professional accountability
    • Incident reports – learning from past experiences
Minimize the Risk of Making a Life-Threatening Mistake: Individual and Systems Approaches
  • Time management tools
  • Think critically
  • Facility safety nets
  • Electronic tools
  • Use the safety tools available
    • Institute for Healthcare Improvement
    • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    • Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
  • Be a STAR! An easy philosophy to guide your safe, medication administration practice

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse Educators
  • Legal Nurse Consultants
  • Pharmacists
  • Risk Management
  • Paralegals
  • Attorneys

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