Adverse events caused by medication errors are not as uncommon as we would like to admit. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are 1.5 million cases reported every year and over 60% of the errors are made by nurses. Medication errors can be life threatening to our residents. Many times, medication errors are preventable.
This webinar will list common types of medication errors and associated regulatory deficiencies in long-term care, identify administrative supports for successful medication pass, describe the role of the pharmacist in the prevention of medication errors and discuss tips on preventing medication errors.
- List some common types of medication errors and associated regulatory deficiencies.
- Identify administrative supports for a successful medication pass.
- Describe the role of the pharmacist in the prevention of medication errors.
- Discuss medication administration processes to prevent errors.
Susan M Cleveland BSN, RN, WCC, CDP Director of Nursing Services for Institutional Care Pharmacy. Sue worked 25 years in Long Term Care rehabilitation and nursing home settings before joining the long term care pharmacy team at ICP, Inc. in the mid 1990s. She was Wound Care Certified in 2004 and became a Certified Dementia Practitioner in 2014. As an active member of National Association of Directors of Nursing Long Term Care and past President of the Ohio Chapter, she works diligently to maintain high nursing standards among the nurses in long term and alternate care settings.
Approved for one CEU for nursing home, assisted living residence and personal care home administrators.
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