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Digital Seminar

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


Faculty:
Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant
Duration:
6 Hours 26 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Mar 09, 2020
Product Code:
POS078010
Media Type:
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 recording 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 Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant 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 non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is 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 your profession.  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 profession's standards.  

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study 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 nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 contact hours. Expires: 03/09/2023.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Pharmacists

ACPE

Successful completion of this Knowledge-based self-study program qualifies for 6.3 self-study contact hours. PESI, Inc. is on probation as an accredited provider of continuing pharmacy education by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Next scheduled review: June 2021. ACPE Universal Program Number: 289-0000-19-014-H01-P. This activity was originally released on 03/09/2020 and is valid until 12/11/2022. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance. Please note: Pharmacists are required to complete a program evaluation/post-test 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 self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours 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.



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Faculty

Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant Related seminars and products: 7

MS, RN, CNS, LHRN, LNCC


Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant, MS, RN, CNS, LHRN, LNCC, has nearly three decades of clinical, management and consulting experience. Rachel is a legal nurse consultant certified (LNCC), a licensed healthcare risk manager (LHRM) and she holds a forensic nurse certificate (FNC). As a legal nurse consultant, Rachel works with attorneys, law firms and healthcare organizations to review and evaluate medical records for compliance with standards of care and regulations posed by accreditation agencies, including The Joint Commission. In addition to her legal insights, Rachel draws from vast clinical experiences, including work in: critical care, renal transplant, dialysis and surgical settings.

Disclosures:
Financial: Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant is receiving a fee for speaking at this educational activity.
Nonfinancial: Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose. 


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


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 Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant, Ph.D., MS, LHRM, CCRN-K, 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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