Medical Errors Prevention for Physical Therapists

Medical Errors Prevention for Physical Therapists 

Medical errors are costly and often preventable. Physical therapy practitioners are not immune to the effect that such errors have on patients, health care organizations, and communities. This course will address risk factors related to the occurrence of medical errors, methods for reporting them, and state requirements and prevention strategies. It will also address future goals for safety across the medical industry. This course corresponds to Federal Regulations: F332, F333, L559, L560, G117, G121.

$60.00

Hours: 2.00
REL-SRC-0-MEPPT

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (25 Match)

Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure accepts Continuing Education hours obtained by completing online training courses related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.
Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health Professionals

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Colorado Physical Therapy Licensure

2.0 HOURS


The Colorado State Physical Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses as relevant to the licensee’s practice as a physical therapist and pertinent to his/her Learning Plan and goals. This course meets the requirements for Category I credit. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Connecticut Physical Therapy Licensing

2.0 HOURS


The Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Physical Therapists accepts internet-based and distance learning opportunities provided such coursework is related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy Licensing

2.0 HOURS


The Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by another state or jurisdiction’s physical therapy board. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Maine Physical Therapy Licensing Board

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Nebraska Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The Nebraska State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses relating to the theory or clinical application of theory pertaining to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.
Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

New Hampshire Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The New Hampshire Physical Therapy Governing Board recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board

2.0 HOURS


The Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy licensing board. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.
Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

Utah Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing accepts Continuing Education courses conducted by commercial continuing education providers. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Washington Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The Washington Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses that are specifically related to the practice of physical therapy, with specified goals and objectives. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The Alabama Board of Physical Therapy recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

CA Physical Therapy Board of California

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of continuing competency courses by the Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Kansas Board of Healing Arts - Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


This activity meets Kansas State Board of Healing Arts criteria for continuing education and is offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Illinois Division of Professional Regulation of Physical Therapists

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning is an Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor, number 216.000290. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

New York Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy has recognized Relias Learning, LLC as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy and offered to PTs and PTAs for 2.00 contact hours.

Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

2.0 HOURS


This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs.

Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Texas Physical Therapy Association

2.0 HOURS


This activity is provided by The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1902008TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas.
This course is not approved as meeting the ethics and professional requirements for Texas physical therapists or physical therapist assistants.
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Minnesota State Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 2.00 Category 1 credits and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs.

Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

2.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy, approval code REL-F20-34. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Louisiana Physical Therapy Board

2.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board for 2.00 Clinical hours.

Florida Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Learners must self-report this completion to CE Broker in order to receive credit from the Florida Board of Physical Therapy.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-MEPPT
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Estimate the frequency of medical errors based on the available recent literature.
Distinguish between patient safety events, no-harm events, and sentinel events.
Identify three categories of physical therapy-related malpractice claims.
Explain three safety needs of special populations.
Identify four common root causes of medical errors.
Identify three goals detailed in the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals and Recommendations.
Identify the Joint Commission’s guidelines for voluntarily reporting medical errors.
Outline a sample of state requirements for reporting medical errors.
Identify four ways to improve efforts to prevent and respond to medical errors by educating constituents.
Define five medical error prevention strategies for a discharged patient.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Understanding Medical Errors A. Overview B. Patient Safety Events C. Sentinel Events D. Joint Commission E. Reporting Requirements from the Joint Commission F. Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force G. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality H. Review I. Summary Section 3: The Scope of the Problem A. Overview B. Clinical Perspectives C. Malpractice Claims D. Improper Performance of Manual Therapy E. Failure to Supervise or Monitor F. Improper Management over the Course of Treatment G. Improper Performance Using Therapeutic Exercise H. Improper Performance Using a Biophysical Agent I. Failure to Properly Test or Treat the Patient J. Inappropriate Use of Unapproved Equipment K. Environment of Care L. Improper Behavior by a Practitioner M. Practitioners Involved in Claims N. Reporting of Errors O. Review P. Summary Section 4: Causes of Errors A. Overview B. Public Perception of Causes C. Technical Errors vs. Moral Errors D. Documentation Errors E. A Legal Case Involving Documentation Error F. The Push for Electronic Medical Records G. Transitions Errors H. Vulnerable Population Errors I. Pharmacological Errors J. Drug Name Confusion K. Prevention of Prescription Writing Miscommunications L. Dangerous Abbreviation M. Health Care Associated Infection Errors N. Fall Errors O. Review P. Summary Section 5: Error Reduction and Prevention A. Overview B. Root Cause Analysis C. Common Root Causes of Medical Errors D. Patient Safety Goals E. Education F. Medicines G. Hospital Stays H. Other Steps I. Five Steps to Safer Health Care J. Patient Interactions K. Review L. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!

Instructor: Andrea Salzman, MS, Physical Therapy
Andrea Salzman, MS, PT graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Masters degree in physical therapy. Between 1996-2017, Salzman has instructed 100+ live instructions related to aquatic therapy and over 25 online courses related to geriatric therapy, ethics, and aquatic therapy. Her interest in topics related to scope of practice and ethics boundaries began in PT school where she served on a student-led honor council in a model which required its members to pass judgements on multiple ethics violations by peers. Between 1995-1998, Salzman served as Editor-in-Chief of an APTA section journal related to aquatic therapy, probing ethical topics within her Editor's column, such as "shading minutes" or refusing to allow patients to refuse PT in order to maintain Medicare Part A coverage. Between 1995-2002, Salzman served as a Lead Therapist and a PT Manager in both skilled nursing and hospital settings, roles which required her to provide inservice training as mandated by Joint Commission, including the use of the case study as a decision-making tool. In 2002, Advance for PT Magazine asked Salzman to create, referee and publish a series of point:counterpoint argumentative columns devoted to exploring hot button topics related to the ethical practice of physical therapy. Within this monthly column, "We Debate: You Decide", Salzman created a venue for 2 PT professionals to argue the merits of diametrically-opposed ethical stands on PT-related topics. In 2005, Salzman began serving as Vice President of 10K Rehab Corps, a temporary staffing company with an emphasis on providing on-call staff for the SNF and home health settings. One of her initial roles for this start-up company was the creation of policies on ethical standards for hiring and practice in the field. In 2009, Salzman began serving as the Director of Programming for Aquatic Therapy University (ATU) and in that role, has created over 500 hours of live instructionals for the post-graduate therapist. Salzman has spearheaded ATU's move towards obtaining PT continuing education credits through the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, a move which required her to ensure the company met the intellectual property, ethical, disability access and diversity standards established by FSBPT. In 2010, Salzman received one of the highest honors given to a physical therapist from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Judy Cirullo Leadership Award. In 2012, Salzman began creating continuing education courses for Care2Learn, including discussions on the unintended ethical consequences of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) and rehospitalization risks for COPD, MI and CHF. Beginning in 2013, Salzman began creating Relias Learning online trainings related to medical errors and ethics and to perform critical reviews of existing CE courses, including reviews of Ethics and Jurisprudence courses, in order to ensure these courses met the standards required by the FSBPT and/or individual states. In addition to these roles, Salzman has served as: • Adjunct Faculty, College of St. Catherine's PT program: • Functional Design Consultant for facilities building aquatic centers; • Author, 5 physical therapy-related texts; • Monthly columnist, Aquatics International, Advance for PTs, Onsite Fitness, Ausmed.com Disclosure: Andrea Salzman, MS, Physical Therapy discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with Aquatic Therapy University as (Owner) Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with Aquatic Resources Network as (Owner) Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with Consultant Business as Consultant Relevant Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as (N/A)
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Physical Therapists; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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