Medical Errors: Promoting a Culture of Patient Safety

Medical Errors: Promoting a Culture of Patient Safety 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 healthcare 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, Podiatrists, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses licensed in the State of Florida.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

  • Recognize the incidence of medical errors and identify the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions during the previous biennium. 
  • Identify error-prone situations, processes and factors, and create a culture of safety in order to reduce errors. 
  • Implement processes to approach error reduction and prevention in order to improve patient outcomes. 
  • Identify cognitive and system-related causes of diagnostic error.
  • Define the process and benefit of root cause analysis.
  • Explain the impact of electronic medical records (EMR) on medical errors made during hospitalizations and the role of EMR in patient safety. 
  • Delineate Baptist Health policies and procedures for reporting medical errors.
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Thornton, J. Daryl, et al. Prevalence of Copied Information by Attendings and Residents in Critical Care Progress Notes. Critical Care Medicine. 2013; 41:4

Wrenn, Jesse O., et al. Quantifying Clinical Narrative Redundancy in an Electronic Health Record. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2010;17(1):50

O'Donnell, Heather C., et al. Physicians’ Attitudes Towards Copy and Pasting in Electronic Note Writing. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2008

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System, 889 reported events January 1 to June 30, 2016

Jamoom, E., Patel, V., King, J., & Furukawa, M. (2012, August). National perceptions of EHR adoption: Barriers, impacts, and federal policies. National conference on health statistics.

The role of the electronic medical record (EMR) in care delivery development in developing countries: a systematic review. Informatics in Primary Care 2008;16:139–45.

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: 
02/01/2019
Course expires: 
01/31/2020

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

Mark L. Graber, M.D., FACP
CMO, Founder and President Emeritus 
Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine
Senior Fellow, Health Care Quality and Outcomes 
RTI International
Professor Emeritus, SUNY Stony Brook
Palm Desert, California

Louis T. Gidel, M.D., Ph.D., FCCP
Chief Medical Informatics Officer and
Chief Quality Medical Director of Telehealth
Baptist Health South Florida

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

Paul A. Gluck, M.D., Barry M. Crown, Ph.D., Louis T. Gidel, M.D., Ph.D., and Yvonne 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: 
02/01/2019
Course expires: 
01/31/2020
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