In its 1999 Publication – ‘To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System’, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) states that even the healthcare industry is not exempt from committing errors. It elaborates on the mistakes made by medical personnel in the U.S. and gives suggestions on how to eliminate medical errors. The report points out that as many as 44,000 Americans died and 98,000 were left in critical condition due to medical errors at the time the report was published. A conservative estimate of the number of deaths due to medical negligence (44,000) surpass deaths due to road accidents at 43,458, breast cancer at 42,297 and AIDS at 16,516. It is a significant and frightening number.
In this course, you will learn how to prevent medical errors in the health-care field.
All courses are fully online with immediate grading and instant, printable certification.
Prior to reviewing the course materials, we suggest viewing or printing the “exam review questions”. As you review the course material, you will find that many of the “key points” to the exam are in BOLD.
Important: You must mark the MARK COMPLETE box at the end of each lesson to move ahead to the next lesson.