Details
CPD55m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)80
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
4.7
Total Rating(s)80
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

4.7

80 Total Rating(s)

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Sirini Prathibha Ariyarathna Korale Kankanamge
23 Mar 2019

This lecture draws the attention of nurses towards the fundamental elements in safe drug administration. Highly recommend this lecture.

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Madison Loasby
23 Mar 2019

Great video and course

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Kristine s kealy
23 Mar 2019

No commercial bias,,using example of generic and trade name for same drug

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Lucinda Kenihan
20 Mar 2019

really good!

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Rachiel Kagonda
20 Mar 2019

Good

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duodie shan
19 Mar 2019

This course is very useful. Medication errors do happen a lot and have been reported many time and recored in many research papers. It is our responsibility to minimise and do our best to 100% avoid medication errors. The strategies given in this course are really helpful.

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Chelsea Fairbank
19 Mar 2019

This was a good refresher and reminder to always ensure you are following the medication rights.

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Mary Morgan
18 Mar 2019

Excellent presentation so interesting to understand factors which effect safe medication administration

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Debra Diffey
18 Mar 2019

Excellent resource. I recommend this to all new graduates as it reiterates the importance of taking the time to administer medications correctly. If you are distracted you may very well cause your patient to stay in hospital longer than planned or worse caused them permanent harm.

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joana boamah
16 Mar 2019

Avoid distraction during medication rounds Always make sure medication orders are legible Always follow 8R or 12R