Implementing a "Use Medicines Safely" Program in Pediatric Ambulatory Care

Implementing a "Use Medicines Safely" Program in Pediatric Ambulatory Care

Identification: AMBJ1503
Issue: May/June 2015
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 06/30/2017
  • 1.30 - CH
  • 0.00 - Rx


Contact hours available until 6/30/17.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The author, editor, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AAACN. Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.


  • Identify the purpose of The Joint Commission's "use medicines safely" goal.
  • Define medication error according to the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention.
  • Identify two barriers to safe medication administration.
  • Describe two evidence-based training strategies used to provide an educational program for nursing staff in administering medications safely.
  • Discuss the staff educator/consultant's role in the safe delivery of medications in pediatric ambulatory care.


Credits: None available.