Details
CPD55m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)188
Published12 July 2016
Updated01 February 2019
Reviewed31 March 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 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)188
Published12 July 2016
Updated01 February 2019
Reviewed31 March 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Medication Safety
Medications
Patient Safety
Documentation
Disclaimer

Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.6

188 Total Rating(s)

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Mathew Sebastian
23 May 2019

This session was clear and informative

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Susan Harrison
22 May 2019

Very good

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Barbara Katusabe
21 May 2019

Excellent

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Sarah hopkins
21 May 2019

As a nurse I am very aware of the importance of medication administration safety. I feel that this resource has covered all the areas related to safe medication administration. I was able to reflect on my own practice and refresh my understanding of safety issues related to medication administration. I feel confident that I will be able to apply this updated knowledge to my practice and to be better able to influence my colleagues to also ensure they are safely managing and administrating medications safely.

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Keren Stokes
20 May 2019

Great revision of rights of medication administration

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Ruethai Orkhaw
20 May 2019

Excellent

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Kayla Graham
19 May 2019

Good

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Judy Applegarth
19 May 2019

Well presented & clear to follow and understand

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Ruth Curtis
18 May 2019

very informative and helpful, particularly the practise questions

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Paul Smith
17 May 2019

This was a well structured and informative presentation that highlighted the essential components to be followed every time a medication is administered.