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Reducing Medical Errors and Decreasing Risk

Course #: 06-679

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CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

Course Description

Reducing medical errors in mental health care is critical for enhancing patient and client safety.  This brief, intermediate level continuing education course provides an overview of the most critical risks in mental health and in related organizational practices. Risks and treatment errors are discussed as well as consequences, emotional responses, and resulting behavioral change. Additionally, barriers to medical error reporting and tips to help prevent such errors are presented.

Course Objectives

1. Evaluate the most important clinical risks in mental health care.

2. Discuss organizational management practices that may enhance or diminish patient/client safety.

3. Summarize research findings that provide guidance on clinical risk management (CRM).

4. Analyze causes and consequences of medical errors as well emotional responses and resulting behavioral change.

5. Determine the prevalence of medical error underreporting and associated barriers.

6. Identify practical tips to help prevent medical errors.

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