CME Webcast Teaches on Medical Errors: Causes and Prevention

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Medical Errors: Causes and Prevention. If a painter or a plumber makes an error, it is annoying. But if doctor of a nurse makes an error, it can be deadly. Fortunately, by creating systems of medical care and promoting a culture of safety, many and maybe even most medical errors can be avoided. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to take a close look at medical errors: why they occur and what we can all do to prevent them. Joining our moderator in the studio is Associate Professor of Surgery and the Associate Chief Quality Officer for Perioperative Services at the Ohio State University, Dr. David Renton.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DEFINE and discuss different types of medical errors; and DISCUSS different options for preventing medical errors.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Failure of the individual versus failure of a system
  • Just culture
  • Root cause analysis
  • Event reporting systems
  • The problem with verbal orders
  • The Joint Commission and medical errors
  • Reducing ventilator-associated infections
  • Medical error disclosure
  • Electronic medical records and medical errors

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

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