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Preventing and Responding to Medical Errors


Preventing and Responding to Medical Errors
CME Certificate Fee: $25.00 per credit (hour)
2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Estimated time to complete this activity: 2.00 hours
Author(s): Leslie Hall, MD
DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: All author(s), contributor(s), editor(s), and CME Office Reviewer(s) state that they do not have any financial arrangements with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest.
Further Author Information | Further CME Information
Meets Special CME Requirements in: Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas     Learn More >>

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize how root causes and other factors contribute to errors and medical adverse events.
  • Understand the difference between active and latent causes of medical adverse events.
  • Lead and participate in activities that improve patient safety in your health care environment.
  • Support the development of a just culture for recognizing and managing errors and adverse events.
  • Recognize how errors in medication delivery occur.
  • Manage the prompt and open disclosure of a medical error to a patient and their family.
  • Monitor local quality indicators, such as infection rates.
  • Develop ongoing patient safety improvement efforts based on national standards and guidelines.

Learning Format: Case-based, interactive online course, including mandatory assessment questions (number of questions varies by course or module). Please also read the Technical Requirements.

CME Sponsor: University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center
Credit Designation and Accreditation Statements >>
Current Approval Period: January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2017
Original Release Date: February 29, 2008
Most Recent Review by Author: January 1, 2015
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: January 1, 2015
Financial Support Received: None
Preventing and Responding to Medical Errors
2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Current Approval Period: January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2017
Financial Support Received: None

ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation Statement

The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


University of Arizona CME Office Contact Information and CME Disclosure

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Office of Continuing Medical Education
520-626-7832
uofacme@email.arizona.edu

The following University of Arizona College of Medicine Office of CME Reviewers, Activity Directors, or Planning Committee Members have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest with the proposed activity:


Preventing and Responding to Medical Errors
About the Author and Past Editor

Author
Leslie W. Hall, MD, FACP is the Executive Dean of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, SC, and the CEO of the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group (effective February, 2015).

From 1999 – 2014, he served as a faculty member at the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine. During his time on faculty at University of Missouri, he served in a number of roles including Director of the University of Missouri Health Care Office of Clinical Effectiveness (2002-2008), Chief Medical Officer for University of Missouri Health Care and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs (2008-2012), and Interim Dean of the School of Medicine (2012-2014).

Dr. Hall has developed several curricular offerings in the areas of quality improvement, patient safety and teamwork in health care. From 2005 to 2008, he served as one of two national physician advisors for Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (a Robert Wood Johnson Initiative). His research interests include analysis of the effectiveness of strategies to improve patient safety within hospitals and investigation of outcomes of quality improvement and patient safety education. Dr. Hall's clinical work is as an internal medicine hospitalist.

Disclosure: Dr. Hall states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Past Editor
John Harris Jr., MD, MBA is past Executive Director of the Office of CME at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Harris has served as the Principal Investigator on multiple NIH-funded studies of online CME, and he is the author of a number of professional papers dealing with online CME.

Preventing and Responding to Medical Errors
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User Comments
by Pieter Ketelaar | May 23, 2015
Excellent advise.
by Griselle Casado | May 19, 2015
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by Hidden | May 12, 2015
I found the course well researched, balanced, efficient & easy to follow in pointing to critical areas in addressing such an important and perennial subject in health care.
by Hidden | May 9, 2015
Excellent
by Thomas Wong | May 8, 2015
I enjoyed this reasonably thorough and thoughtful, but succinct and well-organized ethics CME program. It covered several relevant issues, and offered excellent references immediately available for reading. I found this course well worth the time and expense.
by gerald bahr | May 1, 2015
Having taken many courses and been involved in quality issues for the hospital and central line surveillance i felt this program was excellent and elevant
Preventing and Responding to Medical Errors
This course meets general AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)TM requirements in states that have a CME requirement.

Based on information from state licensing authorities, this program meets special CME requirements in these states:

Connecticut Risk Management
Florida Medical Errors Prevention
This course addresses the five most misdiagnosed conditions during the previous biennium, as well as root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety, as required by the Florida Board of Medicine.
Massachusetts Risk Management
Nevada Ethics
Pennsylvania Risk Management / Patient Safety
Rhode Island Other Regulatory Requirements
Texas Medical Ethics / Professional Responsibility (all physicians)

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Preventing and Responding to Medical Errors
Technical Requirements

This web-based activity is offered online and requires an always-on connection to the Internet (the activity cannot be downloaded). The activity works on PC or Mac computers and most tablet computers. The activity should work with the newer versions of major Internet browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. JavaScript should be enabled in all browsers, and Popups and first party cookies need to be accepted from www.VLH.com. You should also have the latest, free Adobe Reader installed for reading documents.

For additional information, read the Technical Assistance FAQ.

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