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Preventing Medical Errors for Florida SLPs

Preventing Medical Errors in Speech-Language PathologyPreventing Medical Errors in Speech-Language Pathology is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that 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.

This course satisfies the medical errors requirement for license renewal of Florida Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs):

Florida Board of Speech Language Pathology & Audiology
CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years (50 if dual licensed), of which:
2 hours on Preventing Medical Errors in Speech-Language Pathology are required each renewal
1 hour on HIV/AIDS is required for initial licensure only
Online CE Allowed:
 No limit if ASHA-approved
License Expiration: 12/31, odd years
ASHA-Approved ProviderNational Accreditation Accepted: ASHA – Professional Development Resources is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (Provider #50-1635) and is CE Broker compliant.
Notes: 10 hr limit on non-clinical courses
Date of Info: 6/15/2017

Florida SLPs may earn all 30 hours required for renewal through online courses offered @pdresources.orgClick here to view ASHA-approved online CEU courses.

We report to CE Broker for you – so you don’t have to! All courses are reported within a few days of completion.

 

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Florida Psychology License Renewal & Continuing Education

Florida psychologists have an upcoming license renewal deadline of May 31, 2012.

Every licensee must complete 40 hours of approved continuing psychological education (CE) within the two year licensure period (biennium) including 2 hours on the prevention of medical errors, 3 hours on ethics and Florida laws, and 2 hours on domestic violence (every third renewal).

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for all programs and content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Psychology and Office of School Psychology (CE Broker Provider #50-1635 – courses are automatically reported to CE Broker). Florida psychologists may earn all 40 required hours @ pdresources.org.

Questions about CE Broker? Click here for answers to FAQs.

Preventing Medical ErrorsPreventing Medical Errors in Behavioral Health 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. Course #20-10B | 2010 | 31 pages | 15 posttest questions
Ethics and Law in Florida PsychologyEthics & Law in Florida Psychology ensures that Florida-licensed psychologists are fully aware of the ethical and legal privileges and constraints under which they are licensed to practice in the State of Florida. It provides the opportunity for a comprehensive reading of the APA Code of Ethics and the three sets of statutes and rules governing the practice of psychology in Florida. Completing this course will fulfill the requirement that licensed psychologists in Florida complete each biennial renewal period three hours of continuing education on professional ethics and Florida Statutes and rules affecting the practice of psychology. Course #30-06 | 2012 | 40 pages | 21 posttest questions
domestic violenceDomestic Violence: Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence is intended to help health professionals maintain a high state of vigilance and to be well prepared with immediate and appropriate responses when abuse is disclosed. There is a special section on the complexity of an abuse victim’s decision about if and when to leave an abuser. This course will teach clinicians to detect abuse when they see it, screen for the particulars, and respond with definitive assistance in safety planning, community referrals, and individualized treatment plans. Course #20-61 | 2012 | 31 pages | 18 posttest questions
 
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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in General

 

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Renewal & CE Information for Florida School Psychologists

Florida School Psychologists are required to renewal their licenses biennially, on November 30th of odd-numbered years. 30 hours of continuing education are required to renew, 2 of which must be on preventing medical errors and 2 must pertain to domestic violence (every third renewal). Courses offered by APA-approved providers are accepted by the Florida Office of School Psychology and there is no limit on the number of courses that can be taken online.

Florida School Psychologists can earn all 30 hours for renewal online!

Click to view approved CE for Florida School Psychologists!

There are about 700 licensed School Psychologists in the State of Florida. They perform such services as psychoeducational assessments, interpretation of aptitude and intelligence test results, prevention or amelioration of school adjustment problems, and counseling or consultation to students, parents and teachers. They are also trained to assist in the development and implementation of sound learning environments that facilitate the psychoeducational development of students.

Florida School Psychologists are required – as part of their biennial state licensure renewal – to earn 30 hours of continuing education in areas that will enhance their knowledge and skills in their practice specialties. Of those 30 hours, two are required in the prevention of medical errors in behavioral health and two in the area of domestic violence. The latter is required before the end of every third renewal period, which – for most school psychologists – is on November 30, 2011. School psychologists are in a front-line position to detect the possibility of abuse in the children they see every day.

“One of the responsibilities we take most seriously is providing the professionals we serve with quality continuing education in domestic violence and the prevention of medical errors in behavioral health,” says Leo Christie, PhD, CEO of Professional Development Resources. “These two courses – which licensed professionals in Florida are required to take – help assure the safety of the children and families we serve. The domestic violence requirement is intended to help psychologists maintain a high state of vigilance and recognize signs of possible abuse in the children they see. Prevention of medical errors in behavioral health is largely centered around the protection of confidential information and appropriate use of psychological procedures and instruments.”

Preventing Medical Errors in Behavioral Health 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. Course #20-10B | 2010 | 31 pages | 15 posttest questions.

Domestic Violence takes many forms; including child abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence, and elder maltreatment. Awareness of domestic violence is essential for all professionals involved in clinical care. Identification of domestic violence and appropriate referrals can result in significant and meaningful change, including both a reduction of personal suffering and a reduction of long-term costs to society in terms of health care, legal involvement, and lost productivity. Inappropriate responses, or lack of responses, may both result in considerable harm; therefore, clinician education is fundamental to ensuring that standards of care are consistently implemented across healthcare systems. This course begins with a definition of child abuse and neglect from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), followed by fact sheets with statistics and hotline referral numbers, information on assessment and referral, links to resource pages filled with a variety of essential tools for change, and Florida-specific information regarding mandated reporting. Course #20-48 | 2010 | 187 pages | 14 posttest questions. This course meets the Florida requirements for clinician continuing education in domestic violence identification, assessment, and referral.

One of the company’s newest CE courses that will be of particular interest to school psychologists is “Reading in the Brain,” which provides a fascinating look into the brain processes that are used to identify words. It sheds a new light on dyslexia and helps clinicians develop effective literacy instruction. A second new course is “School Refusal Behavior: Children Who Can’t or Won’t Go to School.” School refusal is a problem that is stressful for children, for their families, and for school personnel. This course breaks down the distinction between truancy and a number of psychological disorders that may cause a child to refuse to go to school, providing interventions that work.

These, and other continuing education courses for school psychologists, can be viewed online at: http://www.pdresources.org/Courses/Psychology/MedicalErrors/CourseID/1/bts

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for all programs and content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Psychology and Office of School Psychology (CE Broker Provider #50-1635). Courses are reported to CE Broker within one week of completion.

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Posted by on October 27, 2011 in General

 

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The FL Continuing Education System

Via Scoop.itHealthcare Continuing Education

CE Broker, the official CE tracking system, was developed in 2004 to reduce costs for the State, create a paperless tracking system, and reduce disciplinary actions taken against licensees for non-compliance.   Here’s how it works:
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Posted by on September 14, 2011 in General

 

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Renewal Information for Florida School Psychologists

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Florida-licensed school psychologists must renew their licenses biennially, on November 30th of odd-numbered years.

Every licensee must complete 30 hours of approved CE within the two year licensure period (biennium). Of which:

  • Two (2) hours of continuing education on domestic violence must be completed every third biennial licensure renewal period. These two (2) hours shall be part of the 30 hours otherwise required for each biennial licensure renewal, and may be taken at anytime during the six years preceding the renewal for the biennial in which the credit is due. For example, if you renewed your license on November 30, 2005, you are required to complete the Domestic Violence CE before the November 30, 2011 renewal.
  • Two (2) of the 30 hours must relate to prevention of medical errors

More information can be found on the Florida Board of School Psychology website: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/schoolpsych/index.html

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for all programs and content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Psychology and Office of School Psychology (CE Broker Provider #50-1635).

Over 100 online courses are available for psychologists, including:

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Posted by on August 10, 2011 in General

 

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CE Broker FAQs

Q: What is CE Broker and why was it developed?
A: CE Broker is the name of an electronic tracking system developed for the Florida Department of Health to help track and facilitate audits of continuing education (CE) credits earned by Florida’s health care practitioners. The Department of Health was mandated by law to implement an electronic tracking system.

Q: How does CE Broker affect my license renewal?
A: CE Broker has no effect on your ability to renew your license.

Q: If I, as a licensee, do not have the necessary CE credits reported in CE Broker to meet the CE requirements, will I be disciplined?
A: If an audit (electronic) indicates you failed to meet your CE requirements, you will be referred for possible action against your license. This process includes an opportunity for you to submit, manually or electronically, proof of your compliance with the CE requirements and thus avoid further action against your license. Only if you cannot prove compliance with your CE requirements will you be subject to further action against your license. Discipline will be conducted according to the licensure rules which govern your profession.

Q: Will my license be renewed if at time of renewal any or all of my required CE course credits have not been reported to CE Broker?
A: Yes, your license will be renewed as compliance with your CE requirements is not linked to renewing your license and data in CE Broker is not used during renewal.

Q: How will the information in CE Broker be used by the Department of Health?
A: The information collected in CE Broker will allow for the enhanced auditing of licensees by verifying which licensees have completed their required CE hours, in accordance with the laws and rules governing their profession, by the last day of the licensure biennium.

Q: Can I self-submit a course completion report to CE Broker?
A: Yes, you may self-report course hours not otherwise reported, if allowed by your profession’s rules, by accessing the CE Broker website, at no cost.

Q: Is my CE information in CE Broker a public record?
A: Yes

Q: Must I subscribe to CE Broker?
A: Subscription is completely voluntary and is not required to self submit CE credits.

Q: Will I be exposed to a greater risk of CE audit if I do not subscribe to CE Broker?
A: No, all licensees will be audited by the Department of Health approximately six months after renewal regardless of whether or not you subscribe.

Q: Will a subscription to CE Broker affect the way I am currently regulated, audited, inspected, monitored or disciplined by the Department of Health?
A: No, the Department of Health will have no knowledge of who subscribes or doesn’t subscribe to the services offered by CE Broker.

Q: What advantages would I, as a licensee, gain by subscribing to CE Broker and paying the subscription fee?
A: A subscription with CE Broker gives you 24/7 online access to view your CE transcript and compliance determination, view your chronological course history, search for courses that fulfill the CE requirements for your profession including times and locations, view how a course will count towards meeting your CE requirements, provide notices and reminders for your CE requirements, and provide you access to frequently asked questions about your specific CE requirements. Please visit the CE Broker website at www.cebroker.com for more information on the advantages of subscribing.

Q: Do you (PDResources) report my course completions to CE Broker?
A: Yes, as long as we know you are licensed in Florida (must be listed in your account profile). We are required to report your course completions within 30 days – but do so much more frequently. Please email us at ceinfo@pdresources.org with specific questions. Please note: We DO NOT report course completions to CE Broker for SLPs/Audiologists. ASHA is responsible for reporting your course completions to CE Broker. If you do not report your hours to ASHA, you will need to self-submit to CE Broker.

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2011 in General

 

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50% Off Florida Required Courses

This week only Florida Mental Health Professionals (Counselors, Social Workers & MFTs) can save 50% on the required continuing education courses for their March 31, 2011 license renewal!

Featured Online Courses:

Preventing Medical Errors in Behavioral HealthPreventing Medical Errors in Behavioral Health – This 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 | 2 Hours CE | 31 pages | 15 posttest questions | Course #20-10B | Regular Price: $28 – Sale Price: $14!

 

Ethics & Boundaries in PsychotherapyEthics & Boundaries in Psychotherapy – This course gives psychotherapists the tools they need to resolve the common ethical and boundary issues and dilemmas that they may expect to encounter in their everyday professional practice. Privacy and confidentiality, multiple relationships, conflicts of interest, self-awareness, therapy with families and couples, personal, cultural and religious values, duty to warn, duty to protect, professional accountability, supervision and peer consultation, fees and fee setting are all permeated with boundary issues. 2006 | 3 Hours CE | 43 pages | 20 posttest questions | Course #30-12 | Regular Price: $36 – Sale Price $18!

 

Domestic Violence – Intimate Partner ViolenceThis is a web-based course requiring an internet connection to access the required online reading materials. Course instructions provide direct links to the 6 public-access online documents. Domestic violence takes many forms, including intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect, and elder maltreatment. Awareness of domestic violence is essential for all professionals involved in clinical care. Identification of domestic violence and appropriate referrals can result in significant and meaningful change, including both a reduction of personal suffering and a reduction of long-term costs to society in terms of health care, legal involvement, and lost productivity. Inappropriate responses, or lack of responses, may both result in considerable harm; therefore, clinician education is fundamental to ensuring that standards of care are consistently implemented across healthcare systems. This course begins with a definition of intimate partner violence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), followed by fact sheets with statistics and hotline referral numbers, information about risk and protective factors for becoming an abuser or victim, assessment measures compiled by the CDC, information on referral, links to resource pages filled with a variety of essential tools for change, and Florida-specific information regarding statistics and referral options. Course #20-47 | 2011 | 14 posttest questions | 5 page course download includes instructions, links to online reading materials, and posttest questions | Regular Price: $18 – Sale Price $9!

 

Professional Development Resources is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC Provider #5590); by the American Psychological Association (APA); and by the National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC, Provider #000279). Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (Provider #BAP346) and is CE Broker compliant.

 
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Posted by on December 10, 2010 in General

 

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