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The CMS Infection Control Standards

The CDC estimates that there are about 1.7 million healthcare associated deaths in America every year and 100,000 deaths.  It is estimated that healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) incur nearly $20 billion in excess healthcare costs each year.  HHS will use as much as $1 billion dollars in the new Affordable Care Act on infection control initiatives such as the Partnership for Patients program. CMS will start reporting each hospital’s scores and reduce payments by 1% to hospit...
INQUISIT

Top 50 Medication Tips

Medication errors are the most common type of medical errors in healthcare. Adverse drug events account for 30% of all hospital-acquired conditions. An IOM report estimated that a hospital patient is subject to one medication error per day with considerable variation in rates across facilities. The HHS national action plan for adverse drug event prevent found that adverse drug events affect one-third of all hospital admissions and prolong length of stay 1.7 to 4.6 days. The US Department of He...
INQUISIT

Medical Ethics and Legal Medicine Alaskan Cruise

1.ETHICS & BIOETHICS 1 Hour ◦Bioethics, Professionalism, and Communication ◦Fetal Interests, Abortion and Stem Cell Research 2.REGULATION OF MEDICAL PRACTICE – Overview of Federal and State Laws 1 Hour ◦Licensing, Credentialing, Privileging and Impairment Issues ◦HIPAA, EMTALA, and Other Federal Mandates ◦Affordable Care Act and Accountable Care Organizations ◦Fraud and Abuse and Criminal Negligence 3.ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR) versus ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS (EMR...
Continuing Education, Inc

LEGAL AND RISK MANAGEMENT ISSUES IN THE ED

The emergency department (ED) is a high-risk area of liability for the hospital. This seminar will focus on legal and risk management issues that healthcare providers face while caring for patients in this high-risk environment.  It will also discuss how to comply with selected CMS hospital CoP and Joint Commission standards that are problematic for emergency department staff. It includes how the visitation law affects the ED and the CMS anesthesia standards on the use of deep sedation or...
INQUISIT

Medication Errors: To Err is Human - $30

Summary Medication errors and preventable adverse events remain a leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that up to approximately 100,000 patients or more die each year in the US due to medical errors. The goal of this course is to help Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians develop a better knowledge of medication errors and to develop strategies to prevent errors and improve patient safety. This is a Board approved Medication Errors course and can be used to fulfill l...
University of Florida College of Pharmacy Continuing Education

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University of Florida College of Medicine

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry 2012 Self-Assessment Examination

This Self-Assessment’s Examination goal is to provide timely clinical updates on new developments in addiction psychiatry, help practicing psychiatrists prepare for recertification and serve as a tool for board review. Method of physician participation in the learning process This examination should be used as a study guide for completing a Maintenance Of Certification (MOC) Board Examination. In order to fulfill American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN’s) requirement each phy...
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Emergency Medicine Risk and Claims

The 40,000 emergency physicians in the US practice in a system described variously as broken, in crisis, and in critical condition. It is certainly risk-prone environment. Does the medical malpractice experience of emergency physicians correspond to the risk? Are there patterns in emergency medicine claims that can inform physician risk management strategies? This self paced internet monograph will present the comparative claims data for this specialty, review the medical literature, and p...
Medical Interactive Community

FREE Medication Safety CE / CME Mobile App Download

Healthcare professionals are relied upon heavily for knowledge and ability to prevent medication errors. Keep informed through professional development--find medication safety CE / CME opportunities. Download the FREE mobile app onto your mobile device by visiting the Healthcare’s Continuing Education App Center at www.CEAppCenter.com.
CEAppCenter

URI College of Pharmacy CE/CPE Mobile App Download

From CE & Snow in ski country to Seminar by the Sea in Newport to the June Minicourse Series and everything in between, there is always something happening at URI. Use this app to stay up to date! Download the FREE mobile app onto your mobile device by visiting the Healthcare’s Continuing Education App Center at www.CEAppCenter.com.
CEAppCenter

Bloodborne Pathogens: HBV, HCV, and HIV

This course meets the educational requirements for federal OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard training. When you finish this course, you will be able to: * Explain the hazards of bloodborne pathogens (HBV, HCV, HIV) in the transmission of certain chronic and life-threatening diseases and relate both OSHA and state laws designed to curb them. *Outline the actions employers are required by OSHA to take to protect their employees from bloodborne pathogens in the workplace. *State how engi...
ATrain Education Inc.

Preventing Medical Errors in Nutrition & Dietetics (Video)

This video course was recorded at the Annual Symposium of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in July 2014. It addresses the impact of medical errors on today’s healthcare with a focus on root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety in the practice of nutrition and dietetics. Real life stories, national healthcare safety trends, reporting of sentinel events, complying with HIPAA privacy and security rules, telehealth practices, and caring communication t...
Professional Development Resources

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Telluride)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Steamboat)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Snowmass)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Naples)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Wailea)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Whistler)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Vail)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (St. Maarten)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Park City)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Palm Springs)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Orlando)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Keystone)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Jackson Hole)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Hilton Head)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Grand Cayman)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Cancun)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Breckenridge)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Boca Raton)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Big Sky)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Scottsdale)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Sanibel)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Las Vegas)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Lake Tahoe)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Lahaina)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Aspen)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Aruba)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Beaver Creek)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Bahamas)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade digital technology, The 2014-15 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit, and offers vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, dentistry, financial...
American Educational Institute

Cognitive Debiasing Strategies

Virtually by definition, physicians have a blind spot for their own biases. This activity, third in a series, aims to foster recognition of how bias derails the diagnostic process, and to arm participants with strategies to counter bias. These strategies include knowing what conditions predispose to which kinds of biases and errors; and how to improve diagnosis through metacognition, the deliberate selection of debiasing tools such as executive override, cognitive forcing and re-biasing. Prese...
Medical Interactive Community

Cognitive and Affective Biases: Case Studies

Bias is the norm, the usual or default state of the human brain. In the practice of medicine, biases can derail the diagnostic process and lead to patient harm. This activity, second in a series, aims to acquaint the physician with the common cognitive and affective biases affecting clinical practice so they may be recognized and countered. Dr. Pat Croskerry illustrates how various biases contributed to diagnostic error in cases from his own emergency room practice and those of others.
Medical Interactive Community

How Physicians Make Decisions: Intuitive and Analytic Modes

Daniel Kahneman and others have advanced popular understanding of slow and fast thinking, the dual process theory of decision making; emergency physician Pat Croskerry pioneered in applying this model to how physicians think. This first part of the series will define the two modes, the dynamic relationship between them, and how they influence the accuracy of medical diagnosis.
Medical Interactive Community

Successful Strategies for Addressing Patient Safety Hot Topics - Infection Control and Antimicrobial Therapy in the era of Anti-Microbial Stewardship

The overall learning activity will focus on infection control and antimicrobial therapy in the era of antimicrobial stewardship, and the role of the physicians and allied health professions play in it. Infection control and antimicrobial therapy in the era of antimicrobial stewardship: Antimicrobial resistance is recognized as a significant, contemporary healthcare challenge. Three major societies - the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the Infectious Diseases Society ...
ScientiaCME

Successful Strategies for Addressing Patient Safety Hot Topics - Antithrombotic Therapy: Opportunities for Improvement

The overall learning activity will focus on Anticoagulant and Antithrombotic therapy, and the role of the physicians and allied health professions play in it. Anticoagulant therapy remains a common source of medication errors. As a current and longstanding National Patient Safety Goal, anticoagulation therapy is recognized as engendering gaps in practice. Agenda ➢Statistics and barriers: how anticoagulation proves a persistent patient safety challenge ➢Joint Commission...
ScientiaCME

Successful Strategies for Addressing Patient Safety Hot Topics - Infusion Devices

The overall learning activity will focus on infusion devices, informatics, and continuous quality improvement and the role of the physicians and allied health professions play in it. Infusion devices, informatics, and continuous quality improvement: The Institute of Medicine’s report, Preventing Medication Errors, emphasizes the importance of healthcare organizations adopting best practices in safe medication use and prioritizing proven strategies to minimize harm from medications. T...
ScientiaCME

Preventing Medical Errors in Nutrition & Dietetics

This course addresses the impact of medical errors on today’s healthcare with a focus on root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety in the practice of nutrition and dietetics. Real life stories, ethical considerations, health literacy and growing health consumerism are addressed. Also included are tips for distinguishing scientific from pseudoscientific treatment claims and for improving communication with patients. Printable hand-outs, a glossary and online reso...
Professional Development Resources

Preventing Medical Errors in Speech-Language Pathology

This course addresses the impact of medical errors on today’s healthcare with a focus on root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety. Multiple scenarios of real and potential errors in the practice of speech-language pathology are included, along with recommended strategies for preventing them. Evidence shows that the most effective error prevention occurs when a partnership exists among care facilities, health care professionals, and the patients they treat. Sugg...
Professional Development Resources

Successful Strategies for Addressing Medication Safety Hot Topics - Pediatrics

In an effort to improve health care quality by fostering collaboration, a consortium of Medication Safety Officers from ASMSO have agreed to work together to enhance the knowledge of, and leading to a reduction in medication administration errors and readmission rates in acute care hospitals. Why have those particular patient populations been singled out as worthy of attention? The literature suggests that, in each case, they continue to be high risk; errors are more frequent and the poten...
ScientiaCME

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