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Preventing Medication Errors: Sources of Errors and Basic Safety Practices (video with CE credit)

Product Specialist | Shield HealthCare
02/27/19  10:45 AM PST

This free course has already taken place. Contact your local Shield HealthCare representativeabout scheduling this course as an in-service in your facility.

Click here to find our current available course in our Healthcare Professionals Community.

0.5 Contact hours of continuing nursing education credit is available for this course, Preventing Medication Errors: Sources of Errors and Basic Safety Practices. 

Medication errors are one of the most common mistakes in the medical field. 30,000 medication errors have been reported to the FDA since 1992, which is possibly being only a fraction of the true figure. This course will describe common drug-related errors and how to safely administer medications.

Learning Objectives 

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the different types of medication errors that can occur.
  • Understand the events that can occur as a result of various drug-related errors.
  • Define the eight “rights” of safe medication administration to help prevent medication errors.

Who Should Take this Course 

  • Nurses
  • Professional caregivers
  • Family caregivers
  • Individuals/Patients
  • Home health agencies
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospice agencies
  • Assisted living facilities

How to Start

Create an account at www.medcomrn.com/shieldhealthcare. Once you’ve logged in, you will see the course listed in the center of the page. Select the course to begin.

Create an Account & Start the Course

Upon completion you have the option to take the course post-test. A score of 80% or higher will qualify you for your certificate of completion which you can print for your records.

Once you’ve created an account, you can use that login to take all other Shield-U courses that will be released this year. A history of completed courses will be kept for your convenience in your account.

Continuing Education Credit

0.5 contact hour of Continuing Nursing Education credit is provided by Medcom/Trainex, which is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation*, the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider number CEP 9888), and the Florida Board of Nursing (provider # 50-1285).


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