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Medical Errors Prevention

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   2
Registration Fee:   $25.00

1. Define a medical error 2. Recognize the growth of medical errors in clinical settings 3. Define and implement Root Cause Analysis processes 4. Recognize the costs of medical errors to the health care system 5. Identify the importance of accurate test readings 6. Define the difference of “to do good” and “to do no harm” 7. Identify the importance of full medical error disclosure 8. Define medical error risk and its prevention 9. Recognize an ethical way “to do no harm” 10. Recognize medical error disclosure 11. List ways to reduce medical errors 12. Identify accurate methods of documentation 13. Differentiate between a contraindication and an indication 14. Recognize solutions for patient safety 15. Identify new technologies to promote the reduction of medical errors 16. Define potential impact of Adverse Drug Events

Target Audience
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Massage Therapist, and Speech Language Pathologists

Confirmation Notes

Chapter 1: Understanding Medical Errors Chapter 2: Types of Medical Errors Chapter 3: Medical Errors and Ethics Chapter 4: Medical Errors Reduction and Prevention

Medical Errors Prevention was written by Sharon O’Maley, ed. Anne Osborn MPT ©2009. Medical Errors Prevention is designed to educate the professional in understanding and identifying types of medical errors, how they occur and preventing common errors in the clinical setting. This course meets the medical errors requirement for Florida and has been approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association, Florida Board of Occupational Therapy and the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. “Medical Errors Prevention” has been approved for 2 contact hours. This course is available in our online format (PDF Download) available instantly, or by mail.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   , , Online Seminar
Dates:   01-31-2050 - 01-31-2050