Protecting Patient Safety in the Dental Office: Preventing Medical/Dental Errors, 2e
About the Course
This course is intended to provide dental professionals with an awareness of the potential for errors that can occur during the course of patient treatment. It also reviews the legal and medical consequences which can result when these errors occur. The use of behavior modifications and clinical practices which can be used to incorporate a proactive approach that can minimize or prevent medical errors during all phases of patient treatment is presented in a practical format.
- Discuss the scope, background, and language of medical/dental errors.
- List the error-reducing strategies for common types of medical/dental errors.
- Discuss the possible legal and ethical implications of medical/dental errors.
- Describe the processes for identifying, analyzing, and reporting medical/dental errors in a culture of safety, including the use of root cause analysis.
- Identify populations with increased vulnerability to medical/dental errors.
- Discuss patient safety education and patient safety initiatives.
About the Author/Presenter
Mark Szarejko, DDS, FAGD received his dental degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dentistry in 1985 and fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1994. He has been an examiner for the State of Florida Dental and Dental Hygiene Licensure Examinations since 1994. He has also served as an expert witness for the State of Florida and for private companies. He has authored and edited many dental continuing education courses and has given presentations on varied dental topics to local, regional, and national audiences. He has served as a dentist in the county correctional system for nearly half of his career, where the incidence of HIV/AIDS is much higher relative to that of the general population. The surgical and nonsurgical dental treatment of HIV/AIDS patients is a common occurrence in this setting, allowing him to have a unique perspective of the oral manifestations of HIV/AIDS patients and their dental treatment.
How to Receive Credit
- Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 4-hour commitment of time.
- After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
- Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
- Provide required personal information and payment information.
- Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
- Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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