Critical Thinking for Nurses: Medication Administration Safety

WMCP2012 - Critical Thinking for Nurses: Medication Administration Safety

Micro-Course | 1 Nursing Contact Hour | Estimated 1-Hour Workload

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  • feature icon 1 Nursing Contact Hour
  • feature icon Estimated 1-Hour Workload
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  • feature icon Accessible for 180 days

Description

Medication errors are a serious issue in hospitals and other healthcare settings. This course introduces Registered Nurses (RN), Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), and Nurse educators how to incorporate in their respective practice roles the coaching model of OSCAR to ensure medication safety.

What You Will Learn

Upon successful completion of this micro-course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how the OSCAR coaching model can be used in the clinical practice of medication administration.
  • Explain the statistics of errors when using the standard six patient rights of medication administration .
  • Apply OSCAR using an exemplar case study on medication safety with sickle cell anemia.

Accreditation Statement

Walden University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development through the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider Unit P0469.

Criteria for Obtaining Contact Hours

This nursing continuing professional development course offers content that includes overviews and descriptions, engagement activities, resources, and a final assessment. Within 180 days of the course purchase date, follow these steps to claim nursing contact hours:

  1. Complete all content in the micro-course,
  2. Achieve 80% or higher for the final assessment,
  3. Complete the end of course evaluation, and
  4. Download and print or save your contact hour certificate.

Disclosure Statement

The planners and authors of this nursing continuing professional development activity disclose no relevant financial relationships.

While professional development activities offered by an American Nurses Credentialing Center Provider Unit typically satisfy the requirements of most states, Walden University recommends that participants ensure that the content offered meets their individual requirements. To the extent that contact hours must be approved within one’s state of residence or licensure, participants should check with their state board of nursing before enrolling in any professional development activity. The state board of nursing determines the number and type of contact hours that can be claimed for professional development activities.


Eligibility

  • Must be 18 or older

Refund Policy

You will have 24 hours, or until you receive your completion certificate, to request a full refund after purchase, whichever comes first. No hidden fees. All books and materials are included with purchase.

Faculty Bio

Curriculum

  • Safe Medication Administration

    Review the standard practice of applying the six rights of medication administration.

  • Principles of the Coaching Relationship

    Understand the intersection/relationship of the coaching skill of OSCAR during medication administration using the principle of the six rights of medication administration.

  • Situational Context - Case Study in Medication Administration

    Engage in a case study in medication administration involving sickle cell anemia [sickle cell disease (SCD), sickle cell hemoglobin (HbSS) disease, or homozygous SS disease].

  • Application in Practice - Case Study Application Incorporating OSCAR

    Apply your understanding of safe medication administration and OSCAR in a case study that presents an individual with chronic pain and periodic episodes of acute pain.

Features

 Learn Medication Administration

Learn Medication Administration

Explore the practice of applying the six rights of medication administration.

OSCAR Coaching Model

OSCAR Coaching Model

Learn critical thinking skills that intersect with medication administration.

Desirable Skill Set

Desirable Skill Set

Incorporate skills directly in your professional setting.

Awards

Micro-Course Badge

Micro-Course Badge in Critical Thinking for Nurses: Medication Administration Safety

  • feature icon Professional Development
  • feature icon All Level
  • feature icon 1 Nursing Contact Hour
  • feature icon Estimated 1-Hour Workload
  • feature icon Self-Paced
  • feature icon Accessible for 180 days

How to enroll?

  • 1Add course to cart
  • 2Create your account
  • 3Register for course
  • 4Make payment and submit application
  • 5Start learning
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email lifelonglearning@mail.waldenu.edu for additional assistance

Who is this for

  • Registered nurses (RNs)
  • Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs)
  • Nurse educators