Preventing Medical Errors for Physicians - Florida Requirement - CMEZ60033

Preventing Medical Errors for Physicians - Florida Requirement

by Sooa Devereaux, MSN, RN-BC and J. David Mossler, MD, MBA
(4.4 / 14161 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (2.00 Credits)
Physician (2.00 Credits)

Price: $24.00
CE-PRO Price: $12.00


Given the significant impact medical errors can have on health and safety, all licensed professionals caring for patients must understand how these errors occur and how to prevent them. This course will discuss factors that increase the risk for medical errors and how the root cause analysis process and other evidence-based strategies can aid in preventing them. In addition, five of the most misdiagnosed medical conditions will be reviewed, along with strategies for prevention.


The content in this course is applicable to Physicians and Physician Assistants licensed in Florida.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify definitions related to patient safety, medical errors, and adverse events.
  • Discuss factors that increase the risk of medical errors.
  • Describe the root cause analysis process for medical errors.
  • Identify strategies for preventing medical errors.
  • Discuss vulnerable populations and their safety needs related to medical errors.
  • List factors that contribute to the five most misdiagnosed medical conditions.

Approval Information
This course is intended for physicians.
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.0 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 10/17/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/4/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/31/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


For Florida professionals:

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rigoberto f - Palmetto Bay, FL  ·  Mar 30, 2020
Excellent review to keep us updated
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Michael S - Novato, CA  ·  Mar 29, 2020
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SANDRIA F - OCOEE, FL  ·  Mar 28, 2020
An undesirable patient outcome occurring from an unplanned act of commission or omission during the provision of healthcare is a Medical error A medical error on the blunt end is a Latent error Adverse events are preventable errors.
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Gregg H - Auburndale, FL  ·  Mar 27, 2020
great class..............................
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Esmeralda G - Lakeland, FL  ·  Mar 27, 2020
very informative presentation
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Price: $24.00
CE-PRO Price: $12.00