AchieveCE Preventing Medical Errors for Physicians

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Key Features

-Desktop, Mobile, and Tablet friendly. -Self-Paced Learning -No Time Limits or Expiration -Includes an evaluation and assessment -Downloadable Certificate -Credits are reported to CE Broker automatically within 24 hours

Topics Covered

Introduction Understanding the Frequency of Medical Errors Defining Medical Errors -Error of Execution -Error of Planning -Adverse or Sentinel Events -Near Misses -The Problem With Defining Medical Errors Root Cause Analysis Common Types of Medical Errors -Unintended Retention of a Foreign Body -Wrong-site Surgery -Treatment Delay -Operative and Postoperative Complications -Patient Suicide -Patient Falls -Medication Errors -Misdiagnosis Other Safety Considerations The Role of the Patient in Preventing Medical Errors Reporting Medical Errors Florida Law Medical Errors and the Impact on Physicians Conclusion

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to: 1. Define medical error 2. Discuss the frequency of medical errors in the United States 3. Identify the most common types of medical errors 4. Discuss the proper reporting of medical errors 5. Describe the role of root cause analysis in identifying and preventing medical errors 6. Describe the unique safety needs of special patient populations 7. Discuss public perceptions regarding medical errors 8. Discuss steps that physicians should take after committing a medical error

Target Audience

Physician Physician Assistant Podiatrist

Additional credit info

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Continuing Education Company, Inc. and AchieveCE. Continuing Education Company, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Continuing Education Company, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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