This course examines the role of physical therapists and physical therapists assistants in the prevention of medical errors. Topics discussed include APTA Code of Ethics Analysis, creating a culture of safety and the economic impact of medical errors. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Course created on May 20, 2019
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; LA/2.0; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NJ/2.0; NM/2.0; NY/2.0; OH/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; ProCert/FSBPT/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WV/2.0; WY/2.0
- Participants will be able to define the phenomenon of medical error in our current healthcare climate.
- Participants will be able to identify at least two areas of risk for error in daily physical therapy practice.
- Participants will be able to define the scope of practice, specifically related to pharmacologic intervention, in a given physical therapy scenario.
- Participants will be able to list at least three tools to assist patients with medication compliance.
- Participants will be able to recommend at least two communication pathways for patient movement between delivery settings.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three benefits of patient handoffs in clinical practice.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three factors that determine a quality care initiative and practice management strategy plan using medical error information.
- Participants will be able to identify at least four factors to incorporate into a personal plan for prevention of medical errors related to their clinical practice.
- Participants will be able to recommend at least three resources for error prevention and promote a culture of safety.
|0-15 Minutes||Background/Review of learning objectives|
|15-30 Minutes||Historical context and defining medical error|
|30-45 Minutes||Economic impact|
|45-60 Minutes||APTA Code of Ethics Analysis|
|60-85 Minutes||Legal Issues|
|85-100 Minutes||Creating a culture of safety|
|100-120 Minutes||Patient perspectives, Resources, Summary|
Brigette Cuffia, PT, JD
Brigette Cuffia is the Director of Regulatory Affairs for Corporate Compliance at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. She is an Adjunct Professor at Neumann University and teaches in the Physical Therapy Program, where she previously worked as a full time Associate Professor. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy and her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University and her Juris Doctorate Degree from Temple University. She is both a licensed PT in Pennsylvania as well as a licensed attorney admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.
Brigette has taught live ethics and jurisprudence courses for licensed therapists since 2009.
Clinically, Brigette worked for Moss Rehab Hospital for over 15 years in a variety of roles. While at Moss as the neurology team lead she was integral in developing a CARF accredited spinal cord injury program, bariatric program and also reviving the sexuality and disability education committee. Brigette was awarded a grant to develop Moss Muscle Builders, a maintenance group for persons with disabilities, which is still active today.
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IL Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor
This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Introductory level) by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Sponsor License #216000252).
This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Introductory level, Category 2) by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CS80-2012-KPTA).
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Texas Physical Therapy Association
This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Introductory level) by the Texas Physical Therapy Association. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. The Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) administers the CCAP on behalf of the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Provider #1807033TX). Beginning July 1, 2018, the Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) administers the CCAP on behalf of the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Provider #2106033TX).
Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor.
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