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Administering Medications Safely in an Ambulatory Surgery Center: Part 2

This course will examine drug errors and hazards.

This course will help you:

  • Keep your patients safe from drug errors
  • Keep yourself safe when working with hazardous drugs

You will learn about:

  • Adverse drug events and drug interactions
  • High-alert medications
  • Hazardous drugs and other substances, including medical gases

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the features of an adverse drug event that can assist in promoting positive patient outcomes.
  • Discuss ways to reduce the risk of drug interactions in patients to increase patient safety.
  • Explain ways to increase the safe use of high-risk drugs in patients to increase patient safety.
  • List methods for limiting your exposure to hazardous drugs in order to help ensure healthcare worker safety.
  • Explain methods to increase the safe use of medical gases in patients to increase patient safety.