Medical Errors: Promoting a Culture of Patient Safety — Physician Course

This course satisfies continuing education relicensure requirements for Florida doctors. The purpose of this course is to promote patient safety and improve patient outcomes by providing an overview of the safety concerns facing health care systems today, including statistics and background on the magnitude of the problem and error reduction, prevention and root cause analysis. This course includes information relating to the five most mis-diagnosed conditions during the previous biennium, as determined by the Florida Board.

Target Audience

Physicians, Psychologists, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Podiatrists, Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses licensed in the State of Florida.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

  • Describe the incidence of medical errors and the effect on patient safety. 
  • Identify the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions during the previous biennium. 
  • Identify processes to reduce and prevent errors. 
  • Recognize error-prone situations/processes. 
  • Identify factors that impact the occurrence of errors. 
  • Define the process and benefit of multicausal analysis (root causes). 
  • Delineate Baptist Health policies and procedures for reporting medical errors. 
  • Identify safety needs of special populations. 
  • Discuss how we can partner with patients/families to prevent medical errors. 
  • Explain what each of us can do to protect patients and ourselves from accidental injury. 
  • Explain the role of the Institutes of Medicine (IOM) task forces on improving the quality of healthcare in America. 
  • Describe 3 strategies to reduce medication errors.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  •  Institute of Medicine, Too Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, November 1999.
  •  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics, Health, United States, 2002, Table 33, p. 132.
  •  Reason J. Human Err: Models and Management, BMJ, 18 March 2000, Cook R. University of Chicago, 1991-99.
  •  Institute of Medicine Report, Preventing Medical Errors, August 2006. 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 2.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • 2.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
03/16/2016
Course expires: 
01/31/2018

Paul A. Gluck, M.D.
Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Chair of the Board, National Patient Safety Foundation
Past Chair, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Barry M. Crown, Ph.D., J.D.
Psychologist
Baptist, Doctors, Homestead and South Miami Hospitals

Yvonne Zawodny, R.N., LHRM, CPHRM
Corporate Assistant Vice President, Risk Management

Paul A. Gluck, M.D., Barry M. Crown, Ph.D., FACPN, and Yvonne D'Angelo Zawodny, R.N., have indicated that neither they nor their spouses/partners have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and they will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in their presentations or discussions. 

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida 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.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 2.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • 2.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/16/2016
Course expires: 
01/31/2018
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