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Ethics in Practice: Examining Medical Errors: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

Course: #3643Level: Introductory2 Hours 401 Reviews
Recorded WebinarAudio

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

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Course Type: Recorded Webinar, Audio

CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/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; 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; NM/2.0; NY/2.0; OK/2.0 OK Category B; 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; WY/2.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to define the phenomenon of medical error in our current healthcare climate.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least two areas of risk for error in daily physical therapy practice.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to define the scope of practice, specifically related to pharmacologic intervention, in a given physical therapy scenario.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to list at least three tools to assist patients with medication compliance.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to recommend at least two communication pathways for patient movement between delivery settings.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least three benefits of patient handoffs in clinical practice.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least three factors that determine a quality care initiative and practice management strategy plan using medical error information.
  • checkmarkParticipants 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.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to recommend at least three resources for error prevention and promote a culture of safety.

Agenda

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

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CE Broker

PhysicalTherapy.com is approved to report to CE Broker for PTs and PTAs licensed in the state of SC, CE Provider #: 50-14089. If you are a PT/PTA in South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you.


Florida

This course is offered for 2 hours of continuing education by the Florida Physical Therapy Association/CE Broker. Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.


International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA PhysicalTherapy.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.


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).


KPTA

This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Introductory level, Category 2) by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CS80-2012-KPTA).


New Mexico

This course is offered for 2 hours (Introductory level) by the New Mexico Board of Physical Therapy.


New York

PhysicalTherapy.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.


Oklahoma

This course is approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision for Physical Therapists for 2 hours of continuing education, OK Category B.


ProCert/FSBPT

ProCert/FSBPT

ProCert has awarded certification in the amount of 2 Continuing Competence Units (CCUs) to this activity. CCUs are a unit of relative value of an activity based on its evaluation against a comprehensive set of standards. The CCU determination is a valuation reflecting many factors including, but not limited to, duration of the activity. No conclusion should be drawn that ProCert's CCUs correlate to time or duration.


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 #2106033TX).



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