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Serious Reportable Events

Courses Description

INTENDED AUDIENCE This activity intended for nurses and other healthcare professionals providing patient care. COMMERCIAL SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT No commercial support was provided for the development of this activity. STATEMENT OF NEED The most current Serious Reportable Events list was issued by the National Quality Forum (NQF) in 2011 with 29 standards for public reporting. The NQF has stated they are unambiguous, largely preventable, adverse, serious, indicative of a problem in the facility's safety system, and/or important for public credibility. The risk of these events occurring is directly influenced by policies and procedures in the facility. To ensure patient safety, maintain professional standards, and comply with federal laws, nurses need to know the items and standards on this list. METHOD OF PARTICIPATION To complete this activity and obtain CE credit, you must do the following: - Read this Course Introduction/Disclosures section in its entirety. - Read the course material. - Complete the Post Test with a score of 80% or more. - Submit the online activity evaluation form. ACCREDITATION Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.* Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider number CEP 9888), and the Florida Board of Nursing (provider number 50-1285). *Accreditation refers to recognition of educational activities only and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any product. CREDIT DESIGNATION Medcom, Inc. designates this educational activity for 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education credit. OVERVIEW This program introduces the list of Serious Reportable Events compiled by the National Quality Forum (NQF), and strategies to prevent them from occurring. Additionally, it describes the 14 conditions that result from practice errors that CMS will no longer provide payment for. LEARNING OBJECTIVES After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Define a "Serious Reportable Event." - Describe General Strategies for avoiding Serious Reportable Events. - Describe Surgical or Invasive Procedure Events, Product or Device Events, and Patient Protection Events. - Describe the steps the NQF and DHHS are taking to reduce the incidence of Serious Reportable Events. - Identify the number of Serious Reportable Events. - Describe at least five strategies to prevent Serious Reportable Events related to care management. - Describe at least two strategies to prevent Serious Reportable Events related to environmental events. - Describe at least one strategy to prevent Serious Reportable Events related to radiologic and potentially criminal events. - List healthcare-acquired conditions CMS will no longer pay for. - Describe strategies for preventing the retention of foreign object retained after surgery, air embolisms, and blood incompatibilities. - Describe what can be done to prevent the development of stage 3 and 4 pressure ulcers. - Identify manifestations of poor glycemic control. AUTHOR / REVIEWERS Medcom, Inc. is the corporate author of this educational activity. Molly Groban, MS, MAEd, RN, CEN, CCRN, MICN, SANE, LNC, and Michelle R. Tinkham, RN, BSN, MS, PHN, CNOR, CLNC, RNFA acted as subject matter experts in review of the content, and performed content validation reviews. Marguerite Voorhees, RN, CNS, CPHQ, CPHRM served as nurse planner. PLANNER / AUTHOR DISCLOSURE In accordance with ANCC Standards, parallel documents from other accrediting bodies, and Medcom, Inc. policy, the learner is hereby informed that the planners and staff of Medcom, Inc., and the content validation reviewer(s) involved with this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Furthermore, there is no discussion in this activity about the use of products for non FDA-approved indications. UNAPPROVED USE DISCLOSURE Medcom, Inc. requires authors and content validation reviewers to disclose to the learner when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA approved); and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Authors of this activity may present information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information. DISCLAIMER As in all educational activities, we encourage the practitioners to use their own judgment in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account the patient's unique clinical situation. Medcom disclaims any liability and/or loss resulting from the information contained in this activity. The learner specifically agrees to indemnify and hold Medcom, the creators, producers, and distributors of this activity harmless against any and all claims or liabilities arising out of the use of any information provided in this activity by the learner, or by anyone directly or indirectly obtaining such information through the learner.

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