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Details
CPD55m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)227
Published12 July 2016
Expires21 July 2021
Review Due19 January 2021
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

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

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.

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 on patients are minimised.

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.

Target Audience

All health professionals who administer medications to patients.

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

Portrait of Tracy Edwards
Tracy Edwards

Tracy Edwards is a Nurse Practitioner who works in the emergency department at Modbury Public Hospital in South Australia. In this role, she works in a “see and treat” model of care. She 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)227
Published12 July 2016
Expires21 July 2021
Review Due19 January 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Medication Safety
Medications
Patient Safety
Documentation
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4.6

227 Total Rating(s)

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Carmel Patricia McCormack
10 Jul 2019

Great refresher.

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Irene Baksheev
05 Jul 2019

Good information but improvements on the delivery could be made.

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Trevor Mason
01 Jul 2019

Very easy to follow. I learnt some key things here that I was previously unaware of and reinforced some of the areas that I am confident in.

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Sarah Edmonds
01 Jul 2019

This resource was very clear and provided a lot of education and information when giving medication safely.

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Lili Sun
06 Jun 2019

useful and easy to understand

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Gina ritchie
31 May 2019

It was informative. Not to long and easy to follow.

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Ndakashava chaduka
31 May 2019

well presented

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Julie clutterbuck
31 May 2019

I wish it was on more oral drug dispensing in the test cases

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Feneloper Anna A. Querido
30 May 2019

good source.

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Samantha Hales
30 May 2019

Great