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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
Lead Author(s): Leslie Hall, MD
The author(s)/contributor(s) state that they do not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.
Detailed 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 Missouri-Columbia
Credit Designation and Accreditation Statements >>
Current Approval Period: January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2014
Original Release Date: February 29, 2008
Most Recent Review by Author: January 1, 2012
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: January 1, 2012
Financial Support Received: None
Preventing and Responding to Medical Errors
2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Current Approval Period: January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2014
Financial Support Received: None
Accreditation

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia 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.


This course was initially released on The VLH on 02-29-08. The current term of approval is from 01-01-12 through 12-31-14.

Preventing and Responding to Medical Errors
About the Author and Editor

Author
Leslie W. Hall, MD, FACP is an Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Since 2008, he has served as the Chief Medical Officer for University of Missouri Health Care and as the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in the MU School of Medicine. He previously directed University of Missouri Health Care's Office of Clinical Effectiveness. He has led numerous quality improvement teams, and serves as the Director of the Program for Clinical Quality Improvement in the Center for Health Care Quality.

Dr. Hall has developed several curricular offerings in the areas of prevention of medical errors, 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.

Editor
John Harris Jr., MD, MBA is Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the College of Medicine of the University of Arizona. He is the President of Medical Directions, Inc. Dr. Harris has served as the Principal Investigator on multiple NIH-funded studies of online CME. He is the Senior Editor of The Virtual Lecture Hall's online medical errors CME programs and the author of a number of professional papers dealing with online CME.

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

Preventing and Responding to Medical Errors
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User Comments
by Walter Ang | Apr 12, 2014
This is very important course for Preventing Medicaklerrors.
by Hidden | Apr 10, 2014
VERY NICE/PRACTICAL COURSE
by Gregory Moses | Apr 4, 2014
I participate in many committees as Vice President of Medical Affairs and found this discussion broad-based enough, based in reality, and useful in dispensation of practical information.
by Hidden | Mar 19, 2014
This course was fair and informative. It presented multiple avenues that can be used to improve patient care and safety.
by Hidden | Mar 19, 2014
This course was fair and informative. It presented multiple avenues that can and should be used to improve patient care and safety.
by Mark Ransom | Mar 16, 2014
I believe this course was very informative and interactive. I also enjoyed how it personalized me in the scenarios. Overall, it made a dry subject pleasureable
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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