Preventing Medical Errors in Speech-Language Pathology

Course on Preventing Medical Errors written specifically to meet the biennial requirement of Florida-licensed Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs)
Preventing Medical Errors in Speech-Language Path
Preventing Medical Errors in Speech-Language Path
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Aug. 24, 2011 - PRLog -- This course addresses the impact of medical errors on today’s healthcare with a focus on root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety. Multiple scenarios of real and potential errors in the practice of speech-language pathology are included, along with recommended strategies for preventing them. Evidence shows that the most effective error prevention occurs when a partnership exists among care facilities, health care professionals, and the patients they treat. Suggested strategies for preventing errors address all three elements: (1) models for changing the culture in care facilities, (2) lifelong learning for SLPs that is focused on ethical, evidence-based, culturally competent practice, and (3) tools for educating and empowering patients. 2010 | 33 pages | 16 posttest questions | Course #20-10S

Learning Objectives:

1. Name five examples of medical errors in speech-language pathology
2. Identify three areas of concern for patient safety in the practice of speech-language pathology
3. Describe the Sorry Works! protocol for disclosure following the occurrence of a medical error
4. Describe the process of identifying and analyzing an error to prevent reoccurrence
5. List five strategies for preventing medical errors and improving patient safety

About the Author(s):

Susan Mitchell, PhD, is co-author along with Dr. Catherine Christie of three books, Fat is Not Your Fate, I’d Kill for a Cookie, and Eat to Stay Young and a contributing author to Macmillan Reference USA's Guide to World Nutrition and Health. Thousands of listeners download Dr. Mitchell's weekly nutrition podcast , tune in to hear her radio segments on Orlando's AM580 WDBO radio and read her blog. She is the health and nutrition expert for Target. A Registered Dietitian, Certified Nutrition Specialist and Fellow of the American Dietetic Association, Dr. Mitchell earned her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee and taught nutrition and health science at the University of Central Florida for over 8 years.

Leo Christie, PhD, a Florida-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University, is president and CEO of Professional Development Resources. Past President of the Florida Council on Family Relations, Dr. Christie has more than 20 years experience in private practice with a specialty in child behavior disorders and as an instructor for over 500 live continuing education seminars for healthcare professionals. He has authored and co-authored numerous continuing education courses in the areas of ethics in professional practice, preventing medical errors, and domestic violence.

Gina Ulery, MS, is the Continuing Education Coordinator for Professional Development Resources and a Registered Dietitian, licensed in the state of Florida. She earned her Masters degree in Health Science from the University of North Florida in 2003. She has since focused on learning the skills necessary to research, write, and create online continuing education offerings for other healthcare professionals. Gina worked as a clinical dietitian for three years and has served on the Board of Directors of the Jacksonville Dietetic Association since 2006.

CE Information:

This course is offered for .2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area).

ASHA credit expires 6/13/2013. ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the quarterly completion report from the ASHA Approved CE Provider. Please note that the completion date that appears on ASHA transcripts is the last day of the quarter regardless of when the course was completed.

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Professional Development Resources, Inc. is a nonprofit educational corporation organized in 1992. Our mission is to provide healthcare professionals with accredited continuing education courses on topics that are vital to contemporary clinical practice.
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