Medication Errors is an authoritative, compelling, well written book/CD course loaded with questions, interactivity, and videos that will leave the reader with a comprehensive view of medication errors and what to do about them. This course is for everyone in the healthcare field. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to do the following: 1. Discuss the contribution of the current health care system to the increase in medical and medication errors, 2. Describe the scope of the problem, 3. Identify the key messages in the 2000 U.S. Institute of Medicine report, 4. Describe the major causes of medication errors. 5. Describe four types of medication errors, 6. Explain the role of the incident report and its analysis in determining the causes of medication errors, 7. List the four stages of drug ordering and delivery and describe the unique issues related to each stage, 8. Describe the guidelines for preventing errors during each of the four stages (prescribing, transcribing, dispensing, and administration), 9. Identify and explain possible solutions to the problem of medication errors, including advances in technology, standardized bar codes, the use of ward based clinical pharmacists, and patient education, 10. Explain the impact of cultural diversity on medication safety. The manual accompanying the CD provides a summary of the major points of the CD in a handy format. Estimated time: 6 hours. 297 pages in the CD, 44 in the book. You must have Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher running on your computer. Supported operating systems are Windows 95, 98, 98 SE, ME, 2000, or XP. The CD is licensed to play once on any Windows computer; the borrower may purchase the program after that. One library reference activation is included in the price.