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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.

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

The 2013-14 Medical-Dental-Legal Update ( Lake Tahoe )

After completing The 2013-14 Medical-Dental-Legal Update Update you should have acquired the knowledge that will better enable you to: -Reduce both the risk and financial impact of payer recovery audits -Avoid medical malpractice litigation -Incorporate knowledge of newly approved drugs and safety updates into treatment decisions -More effectively utilize opioids in pain management and reduce the risk of abuse -Identify and reduce personal and professional asset exposure -Effectively c...
American Educational Institute

The 2013-14 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Jackson Hole)

After completing The 2013-14 Medical-Dental-Legal Update Update you should have acquired the knowledge that will better enable you to: -Reduce both the risk and financial impact of payer recovery audits -Avoid medical malpractice litigation -Incorporate knowledge of newly approved drugs and safety updates into treatment decisions -More effectively utilize opioids in pain management and reduce the risk of abuse -Identify and reduce personal and professional asset exposure -Effectively c...
American Educational Institute

The 2013-14 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Aspen)

After completing The 2013-14 Medical-Dental-Legal Update Update you should have acquired the knowledge that will better enable you to: -Reduce both the risk and financial impact of payer recovery audits -Avoid medical malpractice litigation -Incorporate knowledge of newly approved drugs and safety updates into treatment decisions -More effectively utilize opioids in pain management and reduce the risk of abuse -Identify and reduce personal and professional asset exposure -Effectively c...
American Educational Institute

The 2013-14 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. The 2013-14 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is produced in state-of-the-art production studios using broadcast-grade digital technology and is approved for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™. You will receive 20 hours of vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, financial management, analytics and practice management. And their presentations incl...
American Educational Institute

The 2013-14 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Hilton Head Island)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. The 2013-14 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is produced in state-of-the-art production studios using broadcast-grade digital technology and is approved for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™. You will receive 20 hours of vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, financial management, analytics and practice management. And their presentations incl...
American Educational Institute

The 2013-14 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Sanibel Island)

The course is a unique, 20 hour survey of the intersection of medicine and law as well as selected clinical topics. The 2013-14 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is produced in state-of-the-art production studios using broadcast-grade digital technology and is approved for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™. You will receive 20 hours of vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, financial management, analytics and practice management. And their presentations incl...
American Educational Institute

The 2013-14 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. The 2013-14 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is produced in state-of-the-art production studios using broadcast-grade digital technology and is approved for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™. You will receive 20 hours of vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, financial management, analytics and practice management. And their presentations incl...
American Educational Institute

The 2013-14 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. The 2013-14 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is produced in state-of-the-art production studios using broadcast-grade digital technology and is approved for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™. You will receive 20 hours of vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, financial management, analytics and practice management. And their presentations incl...
American Educational Institute

The 2013-14 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. The 2013-14 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is produced in state-of-the-art production studios using broadcast-grade digital technology and is approved for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™. You will receive 20 hours of vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, financial management, analytics and practice management. And their presentations incl...
American Educational Institute

The 2013-14 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. The 2013-14 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is produced in state-of-the-art production studios using broadcast-grade digital technology and is approved for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™. You will receive 20 hours of vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, financial management, analytics and practice management. And their presentations incl...
American Educational Institute

The 2013-14 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. The 2013-14 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is produced in state-of-the-art production studios using broadcast-grade digital technology and is approved for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™. You will receive 20 hours of vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, financial management, analytics and practice management. And their presentations incl...
American Educational Institute

The 2013-14 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. The 2013-14 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is produced in state-of-the-art production studios using broadcast-grade digital technology and is approved for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™. You will receive 20 hours of vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, accounting, financial analysis, pharmacy, law enforcement and practice management. An...
American Educational Institute

The 2013-14 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. The 2013-14 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is produced in state-of-the-art production studios using broadcast-grade digital technology and is approved for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™. You will receive 20 hours of vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, financial management, analytics and practice management. And their presentations incl...
American Educational Institute

The 2013-14 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. The 2013-14 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is produced in state-of-the-art production studios using broadcast-grade digital technology and is approved for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™. You will receive 20 hours of vital instruction from national experts in the fields of law, medicine, financial management, analytics and practice management. And their presentations incl...
American Educational Institute

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

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. It satisfies the requirements of the Florida State Legislature mandating a 2-hour course relating to the prevention of medical errors as part of the licensure and renewal process for health professionals.
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

Successful Strategies for Addressing Medication Safety Hot Topics - Oncology

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

Successful Strategies for Addressing Medication Safety Hot Topics - Introduction

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

National Patient Safety Goals for Hospitals-Improving Patient Safety (For Nurses)

The Joint Commission established the National Patient Safety Goals to help organizations provide safe care to patients. Annually the National Patient Safety Group recommends changes to the goals in keeping with identified emerging safety issues. Nurses need to keep abreast of the latest National Patient Safety Goals to enable them to strategize methods of compliance to the goals to provide the safest possible care to the patients. The purpose of this activity to provide nurses knowledge of ...
Medical Interactive Community

Take Aim at Medical Errors by Creating a Culture of Safety in the OR

The goal of this continuing education program is to inform nurses how to create a culture of safety in the perioperative setting. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to - - Describe the attributes of a “just culture” as it relates to reducing medical errors. - Review common operating room (OR) processes that are prone to error. - Identify the six steps to creating a culture of safety in the OR.
Nurse.com

Preventing Medical Errors in Behavioral Health

This course is intended to increase clinicians’ awareness of the 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 within mental health practice that carry the potential for "medical" errors. Examples include improper diagnosis, breach of confidentiality, failure to maintain accurate clinical records, failure to comply with mandatory abuse reporting laws, inadequate assessment of pot...
Professional Development Resources

Dignity and Respect

What does it mean to treat patients and families with dignity and respect? It means that health care providers listen to and honor patient and family perspectives and choices. Providers incorporate patient and family knowledge, values, beliefs, and cultural background into the planning and delivery of care. Providers anticipate patient and family needs, and meet those needs in a clean, safe environment. The health care team provides emotional support to patients and families, and strives to al...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Introduction to the Culture of Safety

As long as human beings provide health care, mistakes and errors will occur. However, health care providers can reduce the likelihood of such mistakes and errors, and limit their impact, by fostering a “culture of safety.” This is an environment that encourages people to speak up about safety concerns, makes it safe to talk about mistakes and errors, and encourages learning from these events. How providers can create and foster a culture of safety is the focus of this course. After comp...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy News You Can Use - Don't be Shocked!

After completing this couse participants should be able to: 1. List the basic concepts of electrosurgery. 2. Differentiate monopolar, bipolar and argon enhanced electrosurgery. 3. Describe the use of electrosurgery in the endoscopy suite. 4. Discuss safe electrode placement in gastrointestinal surgery. 5. Identify safety precautions used in gastrointestinal electrosurgery.
Corexcel

Medical Errors: Avoiding the Pitfalls in Medication Delivery

After completing this couse participants should be able to: 1. Identify causes of medication errors. 2. Describe safety systems that may help prevent common medication errors. 3. Recognize strategies to correct error-prone aspects of prescribing. 4. Provide examples of drug packaging problems. 5. Explain ways patients can help protect themselves from medication errors.
Corexcel

Florida: Medical Errors

Outlines seven types of medical errors and the Florida laws related to them. Describes factors that increase the risk of committing a medical error and populations that are especially vulnerable to such errors. Presents five commonly used approaches that have been effective in reducing medical errors. This course meets Florida’s two-unit requirement on prevention and reporting of medical errors for initial licensure or biennial renewal of healthcare professionals.
ATrain Education Inc.

Risks of Anesthesia

After reading Risks of Anesthesia the participant will be able to: 1. Identify three general factors that may increase a patient’s risk for anesthetic complications. 2. List three pre-existing disease states that may increase a patient’s risk for anesthetic complications. 3. Describe the American Society of Anesthesiologists' physical status classification. 4. State the current estimated mortality rate associated with anesthesia. 5. List three types of physical injury that may resul...
Corexcel

The Best Defense is a Good Documentation Offense

After completing The Best Defense Is A Good Documentation Offense you will be able to: 1. Explain the importance of documentation as a health care provider. 2. Identify the basic information that is required when documenting in the medical record. 3. Describe those particular issues that require documentation in the medical record. 4. Discuss the emerging documentation concerns regarding the faxing and computerization of records. 5. Determine documentation Do’s and Don’ts. 6. Compa...
Corexcel

Beyond Informed Consent (US)

Patients have more choices than ever before about new procedures and treatments. The proliferation of medical news in the popular media fuels unrealistic expectations for a perfect outcome, making a truly Informed Consent more important than ever. However, Informed Consent continues to be a source of medical error and medical malpractice claims. Obtaining consent is sometimes delegated to someone other than the physician performing the procedure; it is sometimes reduced to obtaining a signat...
Medical Interactive Community

Fundamentals of 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 sense of the scope of the problem, from an up-close and personal look at a wrong-site surge...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Communicating with Patients After Adverse Events

You chose to work in health care in order to care for people. So when you accidentally harm a patient, it can be exceptionally hard to talk about it. In this course, you’ll learn why communicating with patients after adverse events can feel so difficult for health care professionals – and why it’s nonetheless essential. You’ll learn what to say to a patient, and how to say it, immediately after such an event occurs. You’ll also learn how to construct an effective apology that can hel...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Root Cause and Systems Analysis

This course introduces students to a systematic response to error called root cause analysis (RCA). The goal of RCA is to learn from adverse events and prevent them from happening in the future. The three lessons in this course explain RCA in detail, using case studies and examples from both industry and health care. By the end, you’ll learn a step-by-step approach to completing an RCA after an error – and improving the process that led to the error. Note: Because RCAs are usually conducte...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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