Medical Errors: Causes, Classification, Categorisation

Expiry Date
: 01/09/2024
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
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The purpose of this systematic review is to identify where medical errors are reported in research literature also as far as debunking the myth that the majority of medical errors are attributed to communication.

Keywords: Medical Errors, Communication, Omission, Commission, Myth

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Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
This systematic review aims to identify where medical errors are reported in research literature so as to classify and categorise medical errors and thus better channel patient safety initiatives as well as research and funding agency priorities.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Classification and categorisation of medical errors

  2. How to prevent or reduce medical errors
  3. How patient safety initiatives can be improved.

Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz;
  • The pass grade is 70%;
  • You need to pass the quiz to claim your CPD certificate;
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link below to claim your CPD certificate and to update your CPD Manager.

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