This course will review types, causes, and impact of medical errors across a variety of health settings. It will discuss the role of the SLP in preventing errors to improve patient safety, both within their own practices and in supporting improved practices for other practitioners.
This course was designed to satisfy the continuing education requirements for Florida SLP licensees related to Prevention of Medical Errors.
Course created on May 5, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the most common types of medical errors and their underlying causes.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the impact of medical errors on clinicians and on patient safety.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify multiple strategies to reduce medical errors.
|5-30 Minutes||Medical Errors - National statistics and error types|
|30-60 Minutes||Medical Errors – Causes and reporting factors|
|60-75 Minutes||Impact on patients/clinicians|
|75-90 Minutes||General institutional prevention strategies|
|90-110 Minutes||SLP’s role in prevention|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Lorelei O'Hara, M.A., CCC-SLP
Lori O’Hara is a speech-language pathologist with over 25 years of experience in acute and post-acute settings. She is an advocate for the role of rehabilitation and interdisciplinary treatment for the care of medically complex patients. She spent two years working in the National Health Service in the United Kingdom where she expanded the role of speech pathologists in the emergency room setting. She is currently a regulatory and reimbursement specialist for Ensign Services.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)
International Association for Continuing Education and Training
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
Approved for 2 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.
California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 2 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.
Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.