Respiratory Therapy: Preventing Medical Errors and Promoting Patient Safety, 2nd Edition
16.00
Online
Elective
Please select your state to enroll in this course
About the Course:
The purpose of this course is to present the concepts and issues related to patient safety and medical errors, as well as to explore the changes that are necessary for the development of a culture of safety.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Define medical errors.
  • List the causes of medical errors.
  • Give at least two examples of medical errors.
  • Describe the process for reducing the occurrence of medical errors.
  • List at least one method for preventing medical errors and/or promoting patient safety.
About the Author: 
William Pruitt, RRT, CPFT, AE-C, FAARC, is a respiratory therapist with more than 30 years of experience. He has been director of clinical education in the University of South Alabama’s Cardiorespiratory Sciences department for the past several years. Previously he was a senior instructor in the same department for 16 years. As an educator, Mr. Pruitt teaches about patient safety and the reduction of medical errors as part of all aspects of his courses. As a manager in respiratory therapy, he worked to improve safety and reduce errors. As an author, he has written several articles covering such topics as risk, error, outcome, and safety. His writing has explored such topics as malignant hyper- thermia, hemoptysis, sleep science, comorbid conditions, long-term weaning issues in mechanical ventilation, the transporting of ventilator patients, health effects of the Gulf oil spill, and the use of moderate sedation. He has also participated in his state’s planning project for disaster management. Mr. Pruitt received his bachelor’s degree from Georgia College and State University, studied with the University of Chicago’s advanced respiratory therapy program, and received a master’s degree in business administration from Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia.
 
How to receive credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete:
  • A mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Disclosures
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.
 
Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.
 
Disclaimer: 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.

©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.
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Preventing Medical Errors and Promoting Patient Safety, 2nd Edition

16.00
About the Course:
The purpose of this course is to present the concepts and issues related to patient safety and medical errors, as well as to explore the changes that are necessary for the development of a culture of safety.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Define medical errors.
  • List the causes of medical errors.
  • Give at least two examples of medical errors.
  • Describe the process for reducing the occurrence of medical errors.
  • List at least one method for preventing medical errors and/or promoting patient safety.
About the Author: 
William Pruitt, RRT, CPFT, AE-C, FAARC, is a respiratory therapist with more than 30 years of experience. He has been director of clinical education in the University of South Alabama’s Cardiorespiratory Sciences department for the past several years. Previously he was a senior instructor in the same department for 16 years. As an educator, Mr. Pruitt teaches about patient safety and the reduction of medical errors as part of all aspects of his courses. As a manager in respiratory therapy, he worked to improve safety and reduce errors. As an author, he has written several articles covering such topics as risk, error, outcome, and safety. His writing has explored such topics as malignant hyper- thermia, hemoptysis, sleep science, comorbid conditions, long-term weaning issues in mechanical ventilation, the transporting of ventilator patients, health effects of the Gulf oil spill, and the use of moderate sedation. He has also participated in his state’s planning project for disaster management. Mr. Pruitt received his bachelor’s degree from Georgia College and State University, studied with the University of Chicago’s advanced respiratory therapy program, and received a master’s degree in business administration from Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia.
 
How to receive credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete:
  • A mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Disclosures
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.
 
Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.
 
Disclaimer: 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.

©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.