The Unrelenting Issue of Medical Errors

3.0 CME Credits
3.0 CE Credits

ABQAURP sub-specialty credits: Managed Care 3.0, Physician Advisor 3.0, Patient Safety/Risk Management 3.0

This course will examine the top patient safety issues causing medical errors, the patient safety organizations involved in the improvement process, tools we currently have to reduce these issues, and best practice steps to take now!

At the conclusion of the activity, participants will be able to:
  • Analyze medical error data
  • Evaluate medical error case studies
  • Define national patient safety improvement standards and guidelines
  • Identify prevention techniques to reduce medical errors
  • Recognize sentinel events
  • Define the next steps once a medical error occurs
  • Identify current best practice in reducing medical errors
  • Discuss the importance of systems standardization
This course is intended for Physicians of all specialties, Nurses, and Other Health Care Professionals with appropriate CME credit and nursing contact hours offered for each profession.

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ABQAURP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABQAURP is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses. This activity is designated for 3.0 contact hours through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.

This course is approved to meet the requirement of 2.0 hours of Medical Errors education for the Florida Boards of Medicine, Nursing, and Physician Assistants.

This program is approved for Category 2 credit by the American Osteopathic Association.

All participants must achieve a final assessment score of at least seventy percent (70%) for recertification and continuing education credits. You have 60 days to complete the course after ordering. Please note: Exam candidates taking the Core Body of Knowledge and Diplomates renewing their certification may have less time to complete, as determined by deadlines imposed. This activity is valid from December 12, 2016 through March 15, 2019.

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COURSE FEES: Diplomate $80.00      Professional Member $100.00      Non-Member $120.00

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About The Authors
Members of the CME Committee, Planners, and Faculty have disclosed to ABQAURP any relevant financial relationships. No relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest exist in regard to the content of this online activity.

Stephen M. Meritt, DPM, CHCQM

Dr. Meritt graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and has practiced in Jacksonville, Florida since completing his surgical residency in 1975. He is a Past President of the Florida Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Meritt is also a consultant to the Florida Medicare carrier and BCBS of Florida. He is a retired assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of the University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville; where he was the founding director of the Podiatric Residency Program.

He has also served two terms on the Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine and is currently an expert for the Prosecution Services Unit of the Florida Department of Health. Dr. Meritt was honored as Podiatrist of the Year in 1995 and Practitioner of the Year in 1998 by the Florida Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Meritt was also honored as one of the Top 175 podiatrists in the United States by “Podiatry Management” in October 2006. He is currently a full time attending podiatrist at Jacksonville Veteran’s Administration Clinic.

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