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Avoiding Medical Errors Through Preprinted Physician Orders

Course #: 010-681

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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 CPEUs

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Course Description

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CEU Course Description

This CEU course explores the potential of preprinted physician orders to improve interdisciplinary integration in care, promote accurate communication, and reduce variation by combining pertinent reminders, safety alerts, and “best practice” into a just-in-time process.


Article Author:  George Ehringer, M.D. and Barbara Duffy, R.N., LHRM, MPH

Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, M.S.

Brooke H. Dekofsky, MPH, RD, CLE, CDE was involved in the creation of this course.


CEU Course Objectives

  1. Discuss major barriers to immediate and widespread CPOE adoption throughout the health care industry.
  2. Explain how the risk of dosing errors can be reduced.
  3. Investigate the advantages of well designed, preprinted orders.
  4. Examine for which medications ALL CAPS should be used when writing out, as there have been several publicized errors involving accidental switching.
  5. Identify what is never allowed with medication orders.

CPE Level: I

Learning Codes: 5390, 5410

Performance Indicators (RDN): 1.2.1 , 5.4.2 , 6.2.5, 7.1.2

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