Preventing Medical Errors


About the Course
There are responsibilities in regard to laws for reporting medical error, but what are the most common sources of medical error, the behaviors and situations that can make errors high risk and what steps can be taken to prevent errors from happening.

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the rationale for studying medical errors and strategies for prevention.
  • Explain the meaning of "error" according to the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) definition.
  • Explain the concept of root-cause analysis and describe how it can be used to identify and prevent medical error.
  • List the most common sources of medical error, and the most effective steps in preventing them from occurring.
  • Identify some common behaviors and situations that create high risk potential.
  • Identify and correct unsafe conditions rooted in behavioral, procedural, and/or environmental characteristics that potentially threaten patient safety in your practice.
  • Describe your responsibilities in regard to the law for reporting medical error.
  • Revise forms and documents to help individuals identify themselves as individuals or members of populations at greater risk, according to age, genetic or medical profiles, cultural characteristics, or personal habits.
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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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