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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.



Instructor Notes
The Mindful team consists of numerous behavioral health professionals with a plethora of clinical experience as well as backgrounds in higher education, including teaching at the university level. Our three consulting psychologists review the appropriate course material, based on their experience and expertise that aligns with program content, to ensure that it enhances interdisciplinary understanding and is consistent with a systematic, research-based approach to promoting continued education and for synthesizing new knowledge into the clinician’s professional environment.

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We will disclose, in advance, any proprietary interest in any product, instrument, device, service, or material to be discussed during the learning event, as well as the source of any third-party compensation related to the presentation. This policy applies to both our organization and contractors. If such proprietary/financial interests exist, we will publish a disclaimer in marketing or instructional materials for a course.

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