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  Medical Errors: Grave Mistakes - Occupational Therapy

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CEUs: .2
Contact Hours: 2 Fl/ALApproved # 20-537461

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*FLWeb-Interactive 20--537461 for 2 hours
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Client Factors; Intervention; Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues


Jennifer Kaminsky  LCSW, MBA


Medical errors can occur in any health care setting: hospitals, physician offices, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities. They can range from no risk/harm to a patient to a medical error that causes the death of a patient. Most often, when thinking about medical errors, health care professionals generally refer to wrong-site surgeries, medication errors and falls. Medical errors, however, also include poor care planning, criminal activities, environmental hazards and poor discharge planning. This class will.prepare OTs and OTAs to prevent medical errors in any practice setting using current, evidence based information. This course will examine the various types of medical errors, ways to avoid medical errors and case studies to apply what is learned. Introductory level course. Must pass (80%) online exam to redeem your AOTA APP certificate. Instructional Method: Online book: Online book is available for 365 days from date of purchase.

  • . Define and explore medical errors
  • . Identify statistics related to medical errors
  • Recognize the differences between acts of commission and acts of omission
  • .Review the different types of medical errors
  • Identify the differences between adverse events and sentinel events
  • . Review ways to avoid medical errors
  • Review effective hand washing protocol
  • Apply course knowledge to case studies

  • Outline: I. Introduction A. Brief overview of the course B. Course objectives II. Definition of medical errors A. National statistics B. Florida statistics C. Causes of medical errors 1. List of different medical errors D. Acts of commission and omission 2. Definitions III. Types of medical errors A. Misdiagnosis B. Unnecessary treatment C. Unnecessary testing D. Medication errors E. Never events F. Uncoordinated care G. Falls H. Missed warning signs I. Infections J. Early discharges K. Adverse events 1. Definition of L. Sentinel events 1. Definition of M. Special populations 1. Pediatric 2. Elderly N. Language barriers O. Technical failures IV. How to avoid medical errors 1. Documentation strategies 2. Communication strategies 3. Safety goals V. Reporting medical errors A. Challenges in reporting B. Root Cause Analysis

    Format Online Interactive Book
    Price $19.99

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