Red Zone Medication Safety Initiative

Red Zone Medication Safety Initiative

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Accreditation

Accredited Course

Cost: $15

Courses that have the CE logo on the image have a designated number of certified continuing education credits associated with the course. These courses have a fee, and upon completion, the learner will receive a certificate with their designated credits which can be used for re-licensure. The continuing education credits available are physician credits, MOC II points, risk management credits, nursing contact hours, and pharmacy contact hours.


Accreditation/Designation Statements

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.

Physician

Boston Children's Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.25AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Risk Management

Red Zone Medication Safety Initiative meets the requirements of 0.25 Risk Management Credit as prescribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registrations in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. 

MOC Part II

American Board of Anesthesiology

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessment of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 0.25 MOC points with the American Board of Anesthesiology Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®). It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

American Board of Internal Medicine

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

American Board of Pediatrics

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessment of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Nurse

Boston Children's Hospital designates this activity for 0.25 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacy

This activity (JA0008063-0000-19-006-H04-P) carries a maximum of 0.25 contact hours.

Course Information

About

This course reviews the Red Zone Medication Safety Initiative started by nurses at Boston Children’s Hospital. It delves into case scenarios, as well as the background of the initiative. The course is intended for physicians, nurses and pharmacists who provide patient care. It addresses the need for distraction-free work so that informed healthcare providers can better assess and provide safe and effective treatment to their patients. This video-based course features speakers, as well as relevant text, illustrations and video clips detailing the Red Zone Medication Safety Initiative.

Instructional Time

0 hours, 21 minutes

Cost

  • Accredited Course: $15

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists

Expiration Dates

  • Approved: April 05, 2019
  • Released: April 29, 2019
  • Expires: April 05, 2021

Course Format

Self-paced, using text and video, with a post-test assessment. Requires 80% or higher score to earn CME credit. Online course assessment. Requires Safari (v6 or higher), Chrome (v38 or higher), Internet Explorer (v11 or higher), or Firefox (v23 or higher).

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe sources of distraction in the clinical environment that can increase risk of medication errors
  • Describe key features of the Red Zone patient safety initiative for distraction-free practice
  • Discuss evidence-based strategies for ensuring medication administration safety

Contributors

Course Director(s)

Traci Wolbrink, MD
Senior Associate, Critical Care Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital

Author(s)

Jennifer Engel, RN, BSN
Staff Nurse II
Boston Children's Hospital
Beverly M. Small, RN, CCRN
Staff Nurse III
Boston Children's Hospital
Ruth Brediger MSN, RN, CCRN, RRT
Staff Nurse III
Boston Children's Hospital

 

Disclosures

In accordance with the disclosure policy of Boston Children's Hospital and the standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, course planners, speakers and content reviewers list below any relevant relationships they or their spouse/partner have to companies producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients.

Course Director(s)

No disclosures to report:

Traci Wolbrink, MD, MPH

Author(s)

No disclosures to report:

Jennifer Engel, RN, BSN; Beverly M. Small, RN, CCRN; Ruth Brediger, MSN, RN, CCRN, RRT

Course Reviewer(s)

No disclosures to report:

Kathleen Huth, MD; Sara Drumm, RN, CCRN; Michele DeGrazia, PhD, RN, NNP, FAAN; Emily Hamilton, MSN; Liza Li, PharmD; Shannon Manzi, PharmD; Meaghan Muir

Commercial and Financial Support Disclosure

This program receives no commercial support.