Massage: Preventing Medical Errors

10.00
Online
Elective
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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the rationale for studying medical errors and strategies for prevention.
  • Explain the meaning of "error" according to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) definition.
  • Explain the concept of root-cause analysis and describe how it can be used to identify and prevent medical error.
  • List the most common sources of medical error, and the most effective steps in preventing them from occurring.
  • Identify some common behaviors and situations that create high risk potential.
  • Identify and correct unsafe conditions rooted in behavioral, procedural, and/or environmental characteristics that potentially threaten patient safety in your practice.
  • Describe your responsibilities in regard to the law for reporting medical error.
  • Revise forms and documents to help individuals identify themselves as individuals or members of populations at greater risk, according to age, genetic or medical profiles, cultural characteristics, or personal habits.
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Preventing Medical Errors

10.00

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the rationale for studying medical errors and strategies for prevention.
  • Explain the meaning of "error" according to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) definition.
  • Explain the concept of root-cause analysis and describe how it can be used to identify and prevent medical error.
  • List the most common sources of medical error, and the most effective steps in preventing them from occurring.
  • Identify some common behaviors and situations that create high risk potential.
  • Identify and correct unsafe conditions rooted in behavioral, procedural, and/or environmental characteristics that potentially threaten patient safety in your practice.
  • Describe your responsibilities in regard to the law for reporting medical error.
  • Revise forms and documents to help individuals identify themselves as individuals or members of populations at greater risk, according to age, genetic or medical profiles, cultural characteristics, or personal habits.