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Medical Errors Prevention

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Contact Hours: 2

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists.

Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Course Type: Text

The course materials for this text are available in our online format available instantly, or by mail.

Our mail order format allows you to obtain a hardcopy of the course materials. When you choose the mail oformat we will rush your course materials the next business day via USPS Priority, UPS Ground or USPS Priority Express 2 Day.

"Medical Errors Prevention" is designed to educate the professional in understanding and identifying types of medical errors, how they occur and preventingcommon errors in the clinical setting.

This course meets the medical errors requirement for Florida and has been approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association, Florida Board of Occupational Therapy, and Florida Board or Massage Therapy.

Course Goals:

This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on the circumstances surrounding medical errors and ways to prevent them.

Professional Objectives:

At the end of this course the professional will be able to:

  1. Define a medical error
  2. Recognize the growth of medical errors in clinical settings
  3. Define and implement Root Cause Analysis processes
  4. Recognize the costs of medical errors to the health care system
  5. Identify the importance of accurate test readings
  6. Define the difference of “to do good” and “to do no harm”
  7. Identify the importance of full medical error disclosure
  8. Define medical error risk and its prevention
  9. Recognize an ethical way “to do no harm”
  10. Recognize medical error disclosure
  11. List ways to reduce medical errors
  12. Identify accurate methods of documentation
  13. Differentiate between a contraindication and an indication
  14. Recognize solutions for patient safety
  15. Identify new technologies to promote the reduction of medical errors
  16. Define potential impact of Adverse Drug Events
Course Expiration The participant will have 1 year from date of purchase or until the course expiration date to complete this course, whichever comes first. View course expiration dates.

  • FL Approved Provider - Interactive - 50-8744 -
    10-1486350  Expires:  02/28/2015
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Approved - 20-432166 - 10-1522295  Expires:  01/31/2016
  • Approved - Category B - 201500291  Expires:  12/31/2015
  • Approved Provider - This activity is provided by the TX Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1601002 and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in TX.  Expires:  01/31/2016
  • FL Approved Provider - 20-238902 - 10-1156949  Expires:  04/25/2014

About Sharon Finch O'Maley


  • Studied Spanish at the Peace Corp Language Institute., The Peace Corp Spanish Institute, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic;  (1987)
  • Studied in an intensive 2 - month Summer Spanish Course, El Instituto del Española de San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica, C.A.  (1985)
  • Certification for supervisors of ACE classrooms, ACE Certification Institute (1984)
  • B.A., Education, Peoples’ Bible College, (1976)

 Writing Experience:

Technical Writer, Translator for Royal Tech Writers & Translators

  • Researched and written continuing education manuals for the Medical, Insurance, Real estate, Financial, Funeral industries.

Medical Researcher, Independent projects
Research duties included researching causes, symptoms, and affects of:

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  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Respiratory Issues
  • Vaginal & Uterus Cancer
  • Female Hormones and Menopause Issues
  • Endometriosis
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