Goal and Learning Outcomes

If you are looking for the medical errors course that meets the FLORIDA requirement, please look under FL State Required for "Preventing Medical Errors for Nurses — Florida Requirement."
The goal of this continuing education program is to discuss approaches to prevent medication errors that are both system-based and human-performance-based, and The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals as they pertain to medication errors. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the interdisciplinary nature of the medication error problem
  • Examine sources and types of medication errors
  • Relate theories and strategies to reduce medication errors
  • Define sentinel event, root cause analysis, failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis
  • List the advantages of root cause analysis
  • Describe the impact of medication errors on healthcare professionals

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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