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Prevention of Medical Errors - for Healthcare Professionals

Prevention of Medical Errors
for Healthcare Professionals
This course was created to inform licensed health practitioners of this growing epidemic and to foster improved patient safety. It meets the criteria of the Florida Statute 456.013 that mandates a two-hour course on prevention of medical errors as part of the total hours of continuing education required for licensure renewal for the state of Florida, and provides contact hours to participants in other states, as well.
Purpose and Objective
At the completion of the course the participant will be able to:
  • Identify the factors that impact the occurrence of medical errors, and reflect on the presence of any of these factors in your place of employment.

  • Consider contraindications and indications for management of errors, recognizing error-prone situations that have been commonly described, and seek to make those situations safer in your own working environment.

  • Specifically identify pharmacological components of error-prone patient situations respective to your discipline, in the over-all management of patient safety.

  • Explore processes you and others might use to improve patient outcomes, including aspects of medical documentation and communication, and structured problem solving techniques.

  • Become aware of your responsibilities for reporting medical errors and the surrounding controversies.

  • Consider the safety needs of special populations.

  • Cite needs for public education and empowerment.
Board Approval Information for this Course
Consultants for the Future has been approved by the Florida Boards of Nursing, Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, Massage Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Acupuncture, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology, and Nursing Home Administrators Provider No. 50-435. It is approved through complementary board by the Florida Board of Midwifery, Dietetics and Nutrition, and Electrolysis. This course is accepted by the Florida Physical Therapy Association. It is approved by the Iowa Boards of Nursing, Provider No. 61, Behavioral Science Examiners for Mental Health Counselors and Marital & Family Therapists, Sponsor No. 1-05, and Social Work Examiners, Sponsor No. 334. It is approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider No. 04422; the Georgia Board of Nursing; the District of Columbia Board of Nursing; the Alabama Board of Occupational Therapy; and the Ohio Board of Speech Therapy. The course meets the requirements of the Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada, and Kentucky, Alabama Boards of Nursing, and other states by reciprocity.
Author: Linda S. Greenfield
Contact Hours: 2
Cost: $10
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