This course introduces physical therapists/physical therapist assistants to their role in the prevention and reduction of medical errors. Current topics relevant to differential diagnosis, autonomous practice, and ethics will be addressed. Clinical examples and everyday practice will be emphasized. Please note the presenter had internet connection issues throughout the live course and are evident in the recording
Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 hours of General CE credit 01/17/2015-12/31/2016.
Course created on October 23, 2014
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; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; ID/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/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; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/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
- The participant will be able to describe three characteristics of medical error in our current healthcare climate according to the information presented in this course.
- The participant will be able to identify three areas of risk for medical errors in daily PT practice in a rehabilitation setting.
- The participant will be able to accurately describe relationship between failure to follow precautions and contraindications and the prevalence of medical errors in PT treatment.
- The participant will be able identify three risks associated with the scope of practice of PT for pharmacological decisions involving PT and patient management.
- The participant will be able to discuss the relationship between medical errors to quality of care initiatives and practice improvement in PT practice.
- The participant will be able to describe at least three ethical/professional concepts of beneficence, nonmaleficence, accountability, sound judgment as they relate to medical errors.
- The participant will be able to develop a plan for prevention of medical errors in all PT practice settings.
|0-15 Minutes||Background and overview|
|15-35 Minutes||Economic Impact|
|35-55 Minutes||Ethical imperatives|
|55-75 Minutes||Legal issues|
|75-95 Minutes||Quality of care|
|95-115 Minutes||Applications in daily practice|
|115-120 Minutes||Q and A|
Brigette Cuffia, PT, JD
Brigette Cuffia is an Assistant Professor at Neumann University and teaches in the Physical Therapy Program. She is also one of the Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education responsible for student clinical placements. 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. She is currently teaching courses on ethical technology usage, pediatric ethics and legal issues. She is also an on-line instructor for Care Resources, LLC and Elite Rehabilitation Solutions teaching ethics and legal issues for healthcare providers.
Clinically, Brigette has worked for Moss Rehab Hospital for over 15 years in some capacity- currently she is an outpatient per-diem. 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.
At Neumann Brigette developed and implements the service-learning curriculum which allows students the opportunity to participate in public health initiatives throughout the community Brigette also chairs the Philadelphia Area Clinical Education Consortium a nonprofit group providing continuing education in the region: www.phillyclined.org
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