For most healthcare professionals in Florida, this course meets the two-unit requirement on prevention and reporting of medical errors for initial licensure or biennial renewal.
We recommend you check with your board before you take this course.
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- Contact hours:
- Pharmacotherapy hours: 1
- Expiration date: December 31, 2018
- Course price: $19
Outlines seven types of medical errors and the Florida laws related to them. Describes factors that increase the risk of committing a medical error and populations that are especially vulnerable to such errors. Presents five commonly used approaches that have been effective in reducing medical errors.
ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:
- Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
- Instructional Level: Introductory
- Content Focus: Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
Instructional Level: Introductory
Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client factors Category 3—Professional Issues
Criteria for Successful Completion
80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.
Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support
Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to:
- Name several landmark pieces of legislation that have attempted to reduce medical errors.
- Summarize Florida laws and requirements related to medical errors and describe the impact of the Patient Safety Quality and Improvement Act on healthcare practices in the United States.
- Outline the seven main classifications of medical errors.
- Identify factors and practices that increase the risk of committing a medical error.
- Discuss populations that are particularly vulnerable to the effects of medical errors.
- State several healthcare practices that will reduce medical errors and create a culture of patient safety.
- State several measures the public can do to help reduce medical errors.
- Explain the systems approach to medical errors and assess commonly used systems approaches shown to be effective.