Preventing Medical Errors: Ethics and Best Practices for Mental Health Professionals - Revised 2011
Author: William A. Cook, Ph.D. & Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
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This ethics course will examine the impact of medical errors on patients in mental health settings. It will reference best practices and ethical guidelines that can help to reduce and prevent medical errors.
This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.
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"Preventing Medical Errors: Ethics and Best Practices for Mental Health Professionals - Revised 2011" by William A. Cook, Ph.D. & Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
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- Definition of Medical Errors
- Root Cause Analysis
- Informed Consent
- Mandatory Abuse Reporting
- Duty to Protect
- Responding to Suicidal Risk
- Failure to Detect Medical Conditions
The participant will be able to identify or demonstrate familiarity with:
... the definition of "medical errors".
... the steps in root cause analysis.
... the concept of informed consent.
... duty to warn laws.
... suicide risk factors.
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