Preventing Medical Errors for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists — Florida Requirement
by Staff Writer: Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L

$32.00

i 2.00 CEH

Course Overview

The goal of this preventing medical errors continuing education course is to explore approaches to prevent medical errors that are both system-based and human performance-based and to describe The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals as they pertain to medical errors in hospitals.

About the Course Author

Laurel Koss MS, OTR/L, attended the University of Pittsburgh and completed her Occupational Therapy degree from Duquesne University. With over 21 years in clinical occupational therapy settings, Laurel has experience in skilled nursing facilities, outpatient orthopedic and neurology, long term care, rehab, and acute care. She also has extensive training and experience in upper extremity amputee care, orthotics and prosthetics, and research and development. Laurel has been an adjunct professor for Saint Petersburg College and Nova Southeastern University, Tampa campus and is currently the lead occupational therapy writer for the Rehab team with Relias. Laurel Koss, 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 (2 Match)

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

    2.00HOURS


    This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Related Area).
  • Kansas Health Department of Aging and Disability Services (Speech)

    2.00HOURS

    Approved for 2.0 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-SLPA7001
  • Hours:

    2.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Define sentinel event, root cause analysis, and failure mode effects analysis; Describe the effect of medical errors on healthcare providers; Discuss safety needs of special populations; Discuss the importance of public education in reducing errors; Examine sources and types of medical errors; Identify error-prone situations; Relate theories and strategies to reduce errors and improve patient outcomes
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Background, Reporting, Analysis, and Prevention
    Scenarios
    National Patient Safety Goals
    Risky Responsibility
    Acknowledgment and Accountability
    Types of Errors and Sentinel Events
    Factors That Affect the Occurrence of Medical Errors
    Reporting Errors
    Root Cause Analysis
    Failure Mode Effect Analysis
    Preventing Errors and Improving Patient Outcomes
    Accountability for Reporting and Investigating
    Section 3: Clinical Vignette
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: intermediate level Speech and Language Pathologists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • 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.
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