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Learning Objectives: Describe the underlying reasons why OB malpractice cases are filed and pursued, in the face of an unfortunate outcome. Analyze and compare their own conduct to actual case examples, to help improve quality of care and raise awareness to litigated issues. Prevent medical errors, through a better understanding of current trends in medico-legal cases.
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The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Park City)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Big Sky)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Telluride)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Steamboat Springs)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Snowmass)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Keystone)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Jackson Hole)(Summer)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Jackson Hole)(Winter)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Aspen)(Summer)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Aspen) (Winter)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Breckenridge)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Beaver Creek)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Whistler)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Myrtle Beach)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Hilton Head)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Las Vegas)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Cancun)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Wailea)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Lahaina)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Sanibel)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Orlando)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Naples)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Aruba)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Palm Springs)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (St. Maarten)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Boca)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Grand Cayman)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Atlantis, Bahamas)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Lake Tahoe)(Summer)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Lake Tahoe)(Winter)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Scottsdale)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

Pitfalls and Solutions in Fungal Identification (CE)

This study was adapted from a presentation given by the author for the CACMLE 2015 Grand Rounds in Clinical Laboratory Microbiology and Infectious Disease Series. The audio component was modified from this presentation and divided into frame specific narrations. At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will be able to: List possible misidentifications that may occur in fungal identification. Identify methods to avoid such misidentifications. Define the appropriate level ...
CACMLE

FREE Pharmacy CE

Upgrade your practice of Pharmacy and earn FREE Pharmacy CE credits with Free Pharmacy CE programs from CMEList.com. Most programs are 1-2 hours long and feature slide-video lectures from specialists in Pharmacy.
CMEList.com

Risk Management Child and Adolescent Psychiatry CME Rounds - MedRisk

Upon completion of Risk Management Child and Adolescent Psychiatry CME Rounds, you should be able to: 1. Identify the most common reasons why child and adolescent psychiatrists get sued for malpractice. 2. Explain your obligations to maintain patient confidentiality under federal and state laws. 3. List circumstances that would justify breaching patient confidentiality. 4. Explain your duty to a patient's parents and other third parties. 5. Outline documentation practices that will reduce...
Medical Risk Management

Risk Management Anesthesiology CME Rounds - MedRisk

Ongoing analyses of malpractice cases suggest that the injuries most likely to result in suits are wrongful death, severe brain damage, and spinal-nerve damage- just the type of injuries most often associated with claims against anesthesiologists. Upon completion of Risk Management Anesthesiology CME Rounds, you should be able to: 1. Analyze a case scenario to determine whether the four elements of malpractice are present. 2. Name and suggest ways to avoid six common but preventable malpra...
Medical Risk Management

Medical Risk Management CME (MedRisk)

Medical Risk Management CME (MedRisk) provides online CME focusing on risk management, patient safety and medical error prevention. MedRisk offers over 50 courses for physicians, dentists and nurses. Representative topics include preventing medical errors; avoiding "never" events; avoiding medical systems failures; low health literacy; cultural competency; medical ethics; electronic medicine; documentation; failure to diagnose; failure to diagnose cancer; managing disruptive physician behavio...
Medical Risk Management

American Nurses Association (ANA) Annual Conference: Translating Quality into Practice

Plan to attend ANA’s annual conference in 2017 to explore the conference theme, Translating Quality into Practice, while learning new innovations in nursing and examining the variables that affect nurses’ ability to deliver high-quality care. Conference sessions will bring you the latest strategies, research, and best practices to improve outcomes through quality, safety, and staffing. Attendees will learn from evidence-based research and discover innovations they can start using immediate...
American Nurses Association

Surgical Checklists and Patient Outcomes - What's the Verdict?

One in 10 patients has an adverse event in the hospital, 40% of them related to surgery. The landmark World Health Organization study of 2009 reported a 47% drop in the perioperative mortality rate with the use of the WHO surgical checklist, but subsequent studies have not reported such large improvements. The Joint Commission time-out for preventing wrong patient-wrong site surgeries has not been embraced by surgeons in the US, and questions have been raised about its effectiveness. This mono...
Medical Interactive Community

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

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

Preventing Medical Errors in Speech-Language Pathology is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that 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 ...
Professional Development Resources

Preventing Medical Errors in Behavioral Health

Preventing Medical Errors in Behavioral Health is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines the ways in which clients can be harmed in mental health practice, and the many strategies for anticipating and avoiding such undesirable outcomes. This course is intended to increase clinicians’ awareness of the many types of errors that can occur within mental health practice, how such errors damage clients, and numerous ways they can be prevented. Its emphasis is on areas wi...
Professional Development Resources

Risks of Anesthesia

The Risks of Anesthesia online course will help nurses identify anesthesia risks and educate patients. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to list pre-existing conditions that could cause complications during anesthetic procedures, describe potential post-operative injuries, and identify residual anesthetic effects in patients after surgery.
Corexcel

The Best Defense is a Good Documentation Offense

This online course on nursing documention is designed to help the healthcare professional understand medical records and the basic information and issues that should be documented. It will identify good documentation techniques, dos and don'ts, and site legal cases in which medical record documentation was a factor.
Corexcel

QI 101: Introduction to Health Care Improvement

Serious errors occur at the best hospitals and clinics — despite the best efforts of talented and dedicated providers. As the Institute of Medicine (IOM) declared in 2001, in words that still ring true, “Between the health care we have and the care we could have lies not just a gap, but a chasm.” This course launches you on your journey to becoming a health care change agent. First, you’ll get a high-level picture of the current quality of care in the United States and other nation...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

PS 103: Human Factors and Safety

This course is an introduction to the field of human factors: how to incorporate knowledge of human behavior in the design of safe systems. You’ll explore case studies to analyze the human factors issues involved in health care situations. And you’ll learn how to use human factors principles to design safer systems of care — including the most effective strategies to prevent errors and mitigate their effects. Finally, you’ll learn how technology can reduce errors — even as, in some c...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

PS 102: From Error to Harm

This course provides an overview of the key concepts in the field of patient safety. You’ll learn the relationship between error and harm, and how unsafe conditions and human error lead to harm — through something called the Swiss cheese model. You’ll learn how to classify different types of unsafe acts that humans commit, including error, and how the types of unsafe acts relate to harm. Finally, you’ll learn about how the field of patient safety has expanded its focus from reducin...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

PS 101: Introduction to Patient Safety

No one embarks on a health care career intending to harm patients. But much too often, patients die or suffer injuries from the care they receive. In this course, you’ll learn why becoming a student of patient safety is critical for everyone involved in health care today. First, you’ll learn about the human and financial toll of medical error around the world. Next, you’ll learn the basics of the psychology of error and try your hand at identifying unsafe acts in real health care cases. ...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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