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Preventing Medical Errors in Speech-Language Pathology

Preventing Medical Errors in Speech-Language Pathology

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2-hour course required for license renewal of Florida SLPs and Audiologists on December 31, 2011.

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

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Posted by on July 12, 2011 in General

 

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Preventing Medical Errors in Behavioral Health

Preventing Medical Errors in Behavioral HealthThis 2-hour online continuing education course is intended to increase clinicians’ awareness of the types of errors that can occur within mental health practice, how such errors damage clients, and numerous ways they can be prevented. Its emphasis is on areas within mental health practice that carry the potential for “medical” errors. Examples include improper diagnosis, breach of confidentiality, failure to maintain accurate clinical records, failure to comply with mandatory abuse reporting laws, inadequate assessment of potential for violence, and the failure to detect medical conditions presenting as psychiatric disorders (or vice-versa). It includes detailed plans for error reduction and prevention like root cause analysis, habitual attention to patient safety, and ethical and legal guidelines. The course includes numerous cases illustrations to help demonstrate common and not-so-common behavioral health errors and specific practices that can help clinicians become proactive in preventing them. 2010 | 31 pages | 15 posttest questions | Course #20-10B

Florida-licensed Psychologists, School Psychologists, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Social Workers are required to complete a 2-hour course on the Prevention of Medical Errors for each license renewal. The same course may be taken each renewal because the licensing boards consider it a “refresher” of the knowledge.

Professional Development Resources is approved as a provider of continuing education by the following:

APA: American Psychological Association
ASWB: Association of Social Work Boards (#1046)
NBCC: National Board for Certified Counselors (#5590)
NAADAC: National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (#00279)
Florida: Boards of SW, MFT & MHC (#BAP346); Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635)
 
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Posted by on August 5, 2010 in General

 

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Preventing Medical Errors in Speech-Language Pathology

Florida-licensed Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists are required to complete 2 hours of continuing education on the Prevention of Medical Errors every 2 years for their license renewal. The same course can be taken every 2 years as it is considered a “refresher” of the knowledge. To be accepted by the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, the course must either be offered by an ASHA-approved provider or by a provider approved by another Florida licensing board.

Preventing Medical Errors in Speech-Language PathologyProfessional Development Resources now offers a 2-hour course on Preventing Medical Errors in Speech-Language Pathology to meet this requirement. The course is registered with ASHA for 0.2 CEUs and is available online for immediate access. PDResources reports course completions to ASHA (as long as requested to by student on enrollment) on a quarterly basis. ASHA is responsible for reporting course completions to Florida’s CE Broker. If not an ASHA member, the licensee is responsible for reporting their own course completions to CE Broker.

Professional Development Resources is an approved provider of continuing education for healthcare professionals by the following:

AOTA: American Occupational Therapy Association (#3159)
APA: American Psychological Association
ASHA: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (AAUM)
ASWB: Association of Social Work Boards (#1046)
CDR: Commission on Dietetic Registration (#PR001)
NBCC: National Board for Certified Counselors (#5590)
NAADAC: National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (#00279)
California: Board of Behavioral Sciences (#PCE1625)
Florida: Boards of SW, MFT & MHC (#BAP346); Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635); Dietetics & Nutrition (#50-1635); Occupational Therapy Practice (#34). PDResources is CE Broker compliant.
Illinois: DPR for Social Work (#159-00531)
Ohio: Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501)
South Carolina: Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193)
Texas: Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114)

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2010 in General

 

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