Details
CPD55m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)51
Publish Date12 July 2016
Review Date01 April 2019
Expiry Date12 July 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course provides an update on medication administration and calculations, as well as a reminder for all healthcare professionals on how we can avoid making medication errors and potentially causing adverse patient outcomes.

Topics include:

  • The extent of medication-related problems
  • Strategies for improving medication safety and administration
  • Medication calculations

Target audience

Purpose

Identify factors that may contribute to medication errors, in order to reduce the incidence of these errors and ensure that adverse and unwanted effects to patients are minimised.

Need

Medicine use can be associated with harm, and the common use of medicines means they are associated with more errors and adverse events than any other aspect of healthcare.

There is a need for formal education on the prevention of medication errors as the prevalence of medication errors is of particular concern, and evidence shows the majority of these errors are preventable.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the potential risks associated with medication errors in order to prevent adverse events
  • Improve patient safety by applying relevant rules and strategies to reduce the potential for medication errors
  • Calculate medicine doses accurately to ensure safe administration of medications in clinical practice

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Tracy Edwards

Tracy Edwards is a Nurse Practitioner working in the emergency department at Modbury Public Hospital in South Australia. In this role, she works in a “see and treat” model of care and also works with the rapid assessment team, where she is required to fulfil both clinical and educational duties. Tracy has experience as a practice nurse and has held other management positions, including acting quality and clinical risk manager. Tracy is particularly interested in vascular health and has run several extra vocational programs focused on the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Tracy was a finalist in the "future leader" category for the South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards 2011 and won a South Australian Premiers Travelling Scholarship in 2011/12.

Details
CPD55m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)51
Publish Date12 July 2016
Review Date01 April 2019
Expiry Date12 July 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Medication Safety
Medications
Patient Safety
Documentation
Disclaimer

Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.6

51 Total Rating(s)

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Damian lane
20 Feb 2019

good flow and easy to follow with practical advice

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Justine Carol Nannono
20 Feb 2019

Excellent presentation

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Liesl Raven
20 Feb 2019

helpful

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Jennifer Mcfadyen
19 Feb 2019

It was great

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Susan Langham
17 Feb 2019

Engaging and reinforces the high risk involved in administration of medications and the importance of following protocol at all times.

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Sharna Roelandts
17 Feb 2019

Useful but the medication calculation should be made less vague.

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rita Edbrooke
14 Feb 2019

Very clearly presented

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Brydie Grossman
11 Feb 2019

very informative

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Karen Matthews
08 Feb 2019

This reinforces medication practices. Good information and speaker

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Helena Mac Court
07 Feb 2019

I am reminded how important best practice is when administering medications and patient safety is paramount.