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Medical Errors Prevention


Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   2
Registration Fee:   $18

Describe the difference between an error of execution and an error of planning.
Identify the steps of a root cause analysis.
Explain what the patient’s bill of rights asserts about disclosure of an error.

Confirmation Notes
How to Take This Course:
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2 Read the Course Material - As you read through, mark your answers on the course worksheet to be prepared for the exam
3 Take Exam - You must a achieve a score of 70% or higher in order to earn credit for the course.
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Course Syllabus/Outline
Introduction and Root Cause Analysis 0.50 Contact Hours
Types of Medical Errors 0.80 Contact Hours
Strategies to Reduce Risk 0.40 Contact Hours
Ethical Decision Making 0.30 Contact Hours
Total = 2 Contact hours
Instructional Level: Basic

Medical errors, due in large part to systemic problems, are the third leading cause of death. Ensuring appropriate, efficient, effective, and quality care is now a regulated branch of medical practice. This CEU course explores the types of medical errors, the systematic approach of a root cause analysis, disclosure of an error to the patient, strategies to reduce the risk of medical errors, and the reporting of medical errors to the appropriate agencies.
You don't need to pay for an exam until AFTER you pass it.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2050 - 01-01-2050, 12:00AM 12:00AM