In the operating room (OR), nine areas of patient safety are commonly reviewed. These areas are surgical site infections, perioperative hypothermia, retention of foreign objects, wrong site surgery, perioperative pressure injuries, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, central line-associated bloodstream infections, venous thromboembolism, and medication errors, also addressed as adverse drug events. This course will focus on the patient safety issue of medication errors.
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
Explore medication errors and adverse drug events
Review the six phases of medication administration
Discuss risk factors that contribute to medication errors
Review a summary of best practices for prevention of medication errors
This educational activity was developed for nurses and healthcare professionals.
This is a microlearning course. Microlearning is an approach to learning new information in small segments of 3-15 minutes in length. This course is mobile-friendly!
There is no CE associated with this course. A certificate of completion is awarded, but no contact hours are awarded. If you are interested in earning CE, navigate to and complete the full version of this course.
This course was created by Megan Stewart, MD and Jessica Taylor, RN and edited by Brenda Kozak, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE.
Megan received her MD Degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and trained in General Surgery in Grand Rapids, MI.
Jessica received her master’s degree in nursing and is licensed as a trauma nurse specialist.
Brenda earned her doctorate in nursing practice and is a certified nurse educator. Brenda has over 20 years of clinical experience in nursing practice.