Upon completion, the professional will be able to:
1. Identify the estimated number of patients who die each year from preventable
medical errors based on reports by HealthGrades, Inc. and the Institute of
2. Describe the information discussed in the Institution of Medicine report “To Err
is Human: Building a Safer Health System”.
3. List the four general recommendations given by the Institute of Medicine to
improve patient safety.
4. Define “medical error”.