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Adverse Events in the Home Health Environment

This course will teach you how to deal with adverse events you may encounter when caring for patients in the home.

You will learn:

  • What adverse events are, and how to respond to them
  • What sentinel events are, and how to respond to them
  • Strategies for preventing adverse events

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Distinguish between adverse events and sentinel events in a home healthcare setting.
  • Identify how to respond to adverse events in a home healthcare setting.
  • Recognize the role of The Joint Commission with regard to sentinel events in home healthcare settings.
  • List common causes of adverse events and related preventive strategies that help ensure resident safety.