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Surgery Checklists and Patient Outcomes: For Nurses (1 contact hour Monograph)

Hours: 1.00

Best suited for: Nurses and other members of the surgical team.

Upon completion, participants should be able to 

1)  Examine research evidence that supports the impact of surgical safety checklists on patient
2)  Describe the factors associated with the failure or success of checklists.
3) Explain the importance of having each member of the surgical team identify themselves by
    name and role prior to surgery.
4) Implement a plan to adapt a standard checklist to meet the needs of your specific type of

Last Reviewed: April 14, 2014
Expiration: April 14, 2019

Course Materials
Learning Assessment: There will be a post test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 8 out of 10 correct answers.

Method and Medium: To obtain contact hour credit, read the entire monograph online, download to a printer and read, or download and save to your computer. Complete the evaluation and post test and print your certificate online.

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Bibliography: To view and download References & Resources for this presentation, please select the References below.

About the Authors:

Ruth Ryan, RN, BSN, MSW Senior Risk Management Editor - Read Bio
Valerie Luker, RN Education and Regulatory Specialist - Read Bio

Managing Editor: Dawer Azizi, RN BSN, MHA, CPHRM, Manager of Risk Management

Editor: Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members:
Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Risk Management and Education Specialist
Ruth Ryan, RN, BSN, MSW Senior Risk Management Editor
Valerie Luker, RN Education and Regulatory Specialist
Karen Duncan, RN, JD
Gina Versaggi, RN, CEN

Original Release Date: June 18, 2015

Review Date: June 1, 2016
Expiration Date: June 1, 2016

Estimated time to complete activity: 50 minutes

Continuing Nursing Education Information: This activity is sponsored by LAMMICO. Successful completion of this course includes completion of post test with 80% passage rate and completion of evaluation. This continuing nursing education program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.

Accreditation and Designation Statements: This activity has been approved for 1.0 Contact Hour of Continuing Nursing Education by Health Education Services, Inc. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 14890 for 1.0 contact hour

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Disclaimer: This activity is presented by LAMMICO as risk management education. It is not legal advice, nor does it establish medical standards of care. Standards of care vary depending on the unique presentation of each patient. The information contained herein is not a substitute for the reasonable discretion of skilled and informed clinicians at the point of care. Medical Interactive seeks to meet all the continuing education requirements for every state nursing board. However, the regulations in each state differ, and may change.  Before taking any course, you should confirm whether the course meets your state board's requirements for continuing education credit.

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Disclosure: The author, editors and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Copyright Information: Copyright © 2015

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