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Preventing Medical Errors: Best Practices for Mental Health Professionals - 2016

Author: William A. Cook, Ph.D. & Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors

This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling as well as the Florida Board of Psychology. This course meets the continuing education requirements for a medical errors course.

For mental health professionals in other states, this is an Ethics course.

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Price: $17.97

Course Description, Hours: 3

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.

Course Format

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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Course Syllabus
  • Introduction
  • Definition of Medical Errors
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Competence
  • Informed Consent
  • Confidentiality
  • Mandatory Abuse Reporting
  • Duty to Protect
  • Responding to Suicidal Risk
  • Failure to Detect Medical Conditions

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to help you...

Define "Medical Errors".
Explain the steps in Root Cause Analysis.
Explain the concept of informed consent.
Describe duty to warn laws.
Explain suicide risk factors.

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