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Course Overview

Medical errors are costly and often preventable. Occupational therapy practitioners are not immune to the effect that such errors have on patients, healthcare organizations, and communities. This course will address risk factors related to the occurrence of medical errors, methods for reporting them, and prevention strategies. It will also address future goals for safety across the medical industry.

About the Course Author

Heather Beth Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from East Carolina University in Rehabilitation Studies as well as a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from East Carolina University. She has over 13 years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist with knowledge and experience in skilled nursing care, pediatrics, home health care, academia, and mental health care. Beth is most passionate about providing quality continuing education to therapy professionals to ensure best practices are being utilized for all clients. As a content writer for Relias, Beth enjoys being able to combine her clinical knowledge, her experience in academia, and her passion for writing with her interest in research in the field of rehabilitation. 

Beth Johnson, MS, OTR/L has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

  • American Occupational Therapy Association

    2.00HOURS

    Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    Category: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery, Professional Issues.

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

    2.00HOURS

    This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2.0 contact hours, approval number 20-791366.
  • Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

    2.00HOURS

    Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

    2.00HOURS

    Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

    2.00HOURS

    Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

    2.00HOURS

    South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy

    2.00HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy

    2.00HOURS

    Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

    2.00HOURS

    Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-RTS-0-MEPOT
  • Hours:

    2.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-07-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-06-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Distinguish between medical errors, patient safety events, adverse events, close calls, and sentinel events.; Identify four common root causes of medical errors.; Identify four ways to improve efforts to prevent and respond to medical errors by educating constituents.; Identify the Joint Commission’s guidelines for voluntarily reporting medical errors.; Identify three goals detailed in the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals and Recommendations.; Recall three safety needs of special populations.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Understanding Medical Errors
    Overview
    Medical Errors
    Patient Safety Events
    Sentinel Events
    Impact
    Medical Errors in Occupational Therapy Practice
    Example 1
    Example 2
    Example 3
    Example 4
    Other Types of OT Related Medical Errors
    Technical Errors vs Moral Errors
    OT Code of Ethics
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Preventing Medical Errors
    Diagnostic Errors
    Reasons for Medical Errors
    Root Cause Analysis
    Common Root Causes of Medical Errors
    Transitions
    Documentation
    Medication Errors
    Healthcare-Associated Infection Errors
    Fall Related Errors
    Five Steps to Safer Healthcare
    OT Specific Strategies to Prevent Medical Errors
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Improving Outcomes
    Collaboration
    Feedback from Patients and Family Members
    Feedback for Clinicians
    Clinical Reasoning Skills
    Goals and Recommendations
    Using Complaints to Prevent Adverse Events
    Ask the Patient and Family
    Person-Centered Care and Education
    Limited English Proficiency
    Challenges for Other Special Populations
    Another Clinician’s Error
    Example 1
    Example 2
    Reporting Medical Errors
    Does Everyone Report Medical Errors?
    Penalties
    State Reporting Requirements
    National Reporting
    Plan Ahead
    Apologize Appropriately
    Keep Up with the Latest Practices
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributor
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!

     

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.