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Medical Errors Prevention

Course #: 03-075

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Price: $18.00

CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description


Medical errors, due in large part to systemic problems, are the third leading cause of death.  Ensuring appropriate, efficient, effective, and quality care is now a regulated branch of medical practice.  This CEU course explores the types of medical errors, the systematic approach of a root cause analysis, disclosure of an error to the patient, strategies to reduce the risk of medical errors, and the reporting of medical errors to the appropriate agencies.


  1. Describe the difference between an error of execution and an error of planning.
  2. Identify the steps of a root cause analysis.
  3. Explain what the patient’s bill of rights asserts about disclosure of an error. 

Course Syllabus/Outline

Introduction and Root Cause Analysis 0.50 Contact Hours
Types of Medical Errors 0.80 Contact Hours
Strategies to Reduce Risk 0.40 Contact Hours
Ethical Decision Making 0.30 Contact Hours

Total = 2 Contact hours

Instructional Level: Basic 

AOTA Classification Code: Domain of OT

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