Preventing Medical Errors

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About the Course

Medical errors can have serious effects for patients and the nurses involved in their care.  This course addresses the essential information that every nurse should be aware of to prevent medical errors, including medication errors, central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), falls and immobility events, obstetrical adverse events, venous thromboembolism, pressure ulcers, and surgical site infections. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Define the terms important to the concept of medical errors.
  • Describe the various categories of medical errors. 
  • Identify factors that contribute to medical error occurrence.
  • Examine strategies for reducing nine common medical errors. 

About the Authors:

Adrianne E. Avillion, D.Ed., RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and health care author. She earned her doctoral degree in adult education, her MSN from Penn State University, and BSN from Bloomsburg University. Dr. Avillion has held a variety of nursing positions as a staff nurse in critical care, physical medicine, and rehabilitation settings and has held leadership roles in professional development. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development. Dr. Avillion owns and is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for health care professionals and consulting services in nursing professional development. 

Susan L. Rubin, MSN, RN, received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from West Chester University and a master’s degree in clinical trials nursing from Drexel University. She is a published author who has experience as a progressive care unit nurse with a special interest in cardiac nursing

Kelly A. Crum PhD (c), MSN, RN, is a nursing education consultant serving schools on accreditation and curriculum matters, currently serves as an international nursing education consultant, and is the expert nurse consultant for Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences. With 26 years of nursing education experience, she has held various nursing positions in both the clinical and academic setting. Her passion for curriculum and expertise in teaching are the foundation for endeavors of educating the educator, reflected in her writing and conference topics. In practice, Kelly’s focus is on international humanitarian work and community volunteerism, as well as her role as a hospice and palliative care nurse.
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