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ATrain Education Inc.

Florida: Preventing Medical Errors

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Overview / Abstract:

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.

Course Objectives

*Name several landmark pieces of legislation that have attempted to reduce medical errors.
*Summarize Florida laws and requirements related to medical errors and describe the impact of the Patient Safety Quality and Improvement Act on healthcare practices in the United States.
*Outline the seven main classifications of medical errors.
*Identify factors and practices that increase the risk of committing a medical error.
*Discuss populations that are particularly vulnerable to the effects of medical errors.
*State several healthcare practices that will reduce medical errors and create a culture of patient safety.
*State several measures the public can do to help reduce medical errors.
*Explain the systems approach to medical errors and assess commonly used systems approaches shown to be effective.


Nov 01, 2018


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Occupational Therapy CE





Credits / Hours

2 contact hours


American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), California Board of Registered Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, Florida Occupational Therapy Association, New York Physical Therapy Association

Is This Activity Certified for "Live" Credit?


Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Cindy Kibbe, BS (CLS), JoAnn O’Toole, RN, BSN, Susan Walters Schmid, PhD

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Social Issues, Rehabilitation / Therapy, Pharmacology, Law / Legal, Government / Regulatory, Errors (Medication), Errors (Medical), Acute Care

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Keywords / Search Terms

ATrain Education, medical, medication, errors, Florida law, Patient Safety Quality and Improvement Act, safety, risk reduction

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