This title is part of the UniversityOfHealthCare/ UniversityOfBusiness Interactive Training Library, which offers authoritative, clearly written material in an interactive form for better comprehension and documentation of completion. This is an authoritative, compelling, well-written course loaded with questions, interactivity, and videos that will leave the reader with a comprehensive view of medication errors and what to do about them. This course is for everyone in the healthcare field. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to do the following: 1. Discuss the contribution of the current health care system to the increase in medical and medication errors, 2. Describe the scope of the problem, 3. Identify the key messages in the 2000 U.S. Institute of Medicine report, 4. Describe the major causes of medication errors. 5. Describe four types of medication errors, 6. Explain the role of the incident report and its analysis in determining the causes of medication errors, 7. List the four stages of drug ordering and delivery and describe the unique issues related to each stage, 8. Describe the guidelines for preventing errors during each of the four stages (prescribing, transcribing, dispensing, and administration), 9. Identify and explain possible solutions to the problem of medication errors, including advances in technology, standardized bar codes, the use of ward-based clinical pharmacists, and patient education, 10. Explain the impact of cultural diversity on medication safety. 297 pages. Estimated time: 6 hours. Taking this course will enable you to obtain ANCC credits for 6 contact hours of nursing continuing education. ANCC-accredited courses may be used by the following professional continuing education categories: Registered nurses, Nurse practitioners, Advanced practice nurses, Licensed vocational or practical nurses, Nursing assistants, Occupational therapists, Recreation therapists, Physical therapists, Respiratory therapists. You will need to check with your professional society for confirmation. In addition, this course is licensed for the following professional credits in the state of California: Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs), Associate Clinical Social Workers (ASWs), Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs), Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEP). You must have Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher running on your computer. Supported operating systems are Windows 95, 98, 98 SE, ME, 2000, or XP. You will need Internet access to e-mail us your unique key and receive a password key. License is for one user on one computer. An additional computer owned by the same user will generally be approved at the discretion of the publisher.