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Medical Error Prevention and Safety - for The C.N.A. and H.H.A.

Medical Error Prevention and Safety
for The C.N.A. and H.H.A.
 
Florida now has a defined scope of practice for CNAs that includes a renewal process with required in-service hours. The Florida Administrative Code 64b9-15.011 and the nurse practice act which governs CNA inservice training state that the CNA must have12 hours of training every year that includes the following mandatory subjects every two years: HIV, medical record documentation, communication with the cognitively impaired, infection control, resident/patientís rights, CPR, domestic violence and medical error and safety. This course has been designed to meet that last requirement.
 
Purpose and Objective
 
  • Identify the factors that contribute to errors and reflect on the presence of any of these factors in your place of employment.


  • Specifically identify those factors of error-prone situations that involve medications respective to your responsibility as a aide, in your over-all efforts to enhance patient safety.


  • Become aware of your responsibilities for reporting medical errors and the obstacles that exist in our healthcare systems.


  • Consider the safety needs of special populations.
 
Board Approval Information for this Course
 
Consultants for the Future has been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and Certified Assistants Council, Provider No. 50-435; and the Iowa Board of Nursing, Provider No. 61. This course provides credits for CNAs only and will not give credit to nurses.
 
Author: Linda S. Greenfield
Contact Hours: 1
Cost: $5
 
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