Reducing Medical Errors

Reducing Medical Errors Course Description & Information:

  • Medical errors are a fact in medicine. The top 10 medical errors include: Technical medical error, failure to use indicated tests, avoidable delay in treatment, failure to take precautions, inadequate monitoring after a treatment, inadequate patient preparation after a treatment, failure to act on tests, avoidable delays in diagnosis and improper medication dose or medicine. Many of these can be avoided with the advances in the electronic health record (EHR). This course reviews the role of the EHR in reducing medical error.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-15-015-L05-P, IRD: 5-11-15. Knowledge based activity.
  • Florida Professionals: Medical errors hours awarded for Nutrition/RD professionals, "general" hours all other professions.
Course Objectives:

  • Identify the components of an electronic health record.
  • Discuss the role of clinical decision making as part of EHR in reducing medical errors.
  • List the more avoidable medical errors that occur annually.
  • Identify how implementation of EHR saves money by reducing medical errors.

Course Credit: 2 Contact Hours

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Who Should Attend:

Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing professionals, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals, and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Full attendance.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and evaluation.

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