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Medical Errors and Occupational Therapy Practice: How to Avoid Errors and Improve Practice

Course: #4944Level: Intermediate2 Hours 1871 Reviews

This course looks at practice errors in occupational therapy and how to prevent them. It reviews root-cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, patient safety, and contraindications and indications specific to occupational therapy management, including medication and side effects.

Course created on February 4, 2021

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Course Type: Video, Audio

CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Intermediate, Professional Issues, 01387; CE Broker/2.0 Home Study, Medical Errors (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-808554; CE Broker Provider #50-14558; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Intermediate, Education And/or Research

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to recognize the purpose of root cause analysis and how it can prevent errors in occupational therapy.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify the potential for the occurrence of medical errors in occupational therapy practice and how to avoid them in the work environment to promote patient safety.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to recognize patient/client safety protocols to implement within the occupational therapy environment and interdisciplinary team, through processes that prevent errors.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list the factors that give rise to medical errors in occupational therapy practice and analyze the presence and impact of these factors in their work environment, including medications and their side effects.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction - Introduction, Introduction to Errors and what causes them, Example of COVID-19 related errors
5-10 Minutes Intro to OT and risk analysis. What causes medical errors? Communication, parents, and adverse events in children
10-20 Minutes Main categories; Background on Medical Errors
20-30 Minutes Costs, Locations, and Problems with Medical Errors; IOM Report Recommendations
30-35 Minutes Definitions; Errors; Adverse Events
35-50 Minutes Older Adults and Medication Errors- Beers List; High-Risk Meds; Medication Errors in Children
50-60 Minutes Classic Adverse Events; Medicare and Medicaid Do-Not-Pay Lists
60-75 Minutes Preventing Medical Errors, Adverse Events, and Sentinel/Never Events in OT; Error Reduction; Coping Strategies
75-85 Minutes Worksite Responses; Studies of Perceptions of New Grads; Caregivers' Role
85-105 Minutes Root Cause Analysis: Definitions, How To, Tools, and Corrective Action
105-115 Minutes OT's Legal and Ethical Reporting Requirements; Medical Management and Maintenance -OT Role
115-120 Minutes Summary, Q & A

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Barbara Kornblau received an honorarium for presenting these course materials. Non-financial: Barbara Kornblau has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Occupational Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 01387. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Issues Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


CE Broker

CE Broker

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 2.0 hours, Home Study, Medical Errors (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you.


International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA OccupationalTherapy.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.


National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 2.5 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, Education and/or Research Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.