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 March 1, 2023
Course Type: Video, Audio
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Intermediate, Professional Issues, 01387; CE Broker/2.0 Medical Errors (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-983842; CE Broker Provider #50-14558; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Intermediate, Education And/or Research
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the purpose of root cause analysis and how it can prevent errors in occupational therapy.
- After 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.
- After 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.
- After 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.
|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|
JD OT/L, FAOTA
Barbara L. Kornblau, JD, OTR/L, FAOTA, DASPE, CCM, CDMS, CPE is an attorney, an occupational therapist, a certified case manager, a certified disability management specialist, and a person with a disability. She is a Professor, (working remotely) and Program Director of Idaho State University’s Occupational Therapy Program and a consultant to the United Spinal Association’s Pathways to Employment Program
Dr. Kornblau is a former Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow in the U.S. Senate, where she worked on disability issues. She is a Past President of the American Occupational Therapy Association and a past chair of the AOTA Commission on Standards and Ethics. She is the current Advocacy and Policy Coordinator of AOTA’s Rehabilitation and Disability Special Interest Section. As an attorney, she litigated cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act, involving discrimination in employment, state and local government services, and health care services. Dr. Kornblau has presented nationally and internationally and is widely published.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com, a Continued site.
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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.
OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 2.0 hours, Medical Errors (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC), Related to OT (AZ), Related to OT (LA), Directly Related to OT (MS), Directly Related to OT (TN) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
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
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.