Medication Safety Training Program
January 5, 2018 | Aging Services Risk Management
Medication mishaps are the most common errors in healthcare, and as a result, medication safety is a perennial top priority for healthcare organizations. Medication errors may occur at a rate as high as one per patient or resident per day. Many of these errors are preventable.
Healthcare organizations share a common goal: to reduce the frequency and severity of events related to medication use. Because medication events can involve many individuals, processes, and systems, risk managers need to help their organizations adopt a multidisciplinary and systems approach to medication safety. To reduce medication errors, an institution might evaluate its strengths and weaknesses in medication management safety by completing a self-analysis. ECRI has prepared a self-assessment questionnaire titled...