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Medical (Behavioral Healthcare Practice) Errors

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About the Course:

This course is intended to provide important concepts and strategies that are crucial to the prevention of errors within the behavioral healthcare practice of psychologists, counselors, social workers and other behavioral health professionals.

This course is based on the article, National Patient Safety Goals created by the Joint Commission in 2019 and the article Sentinel Events created by CAMBHC in 2017.

Publication Date:

2008 revised 2019

Course Material Author

Agency for Healthcare Research and QualityAHRQ

Agency for Healthcare Research and QualityAHRQ, among other Institutes of Health, along with contributions from CE Learning Systems staff.

Course Creator

Michael Smith

Micheal Smith is a LCSW and registered supervisor in Alabama. He has worked in the field for more than 25 years and has given multiple presentations throughout his career.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about patient safety and ways to reduce practice errors. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain ways organization systems can help reduce errors.

  2. Discuss Florida’s mandated requirements for error reduction.

  3. Provide 5 examples of potential medical errors within behavioral healthcare practice.

  4. Describe the process for Root Cause Analysis.

  5. Describe the JCAHO’s mandatory goals for patient safety.

  6. Discuss Sentinel Events and JCAHO’s requirements.

  7. Identify major causes of medical errors (practice errors).

  8. Explain why giving attention to medical errors is important.

  9. Describe how personal qualities impact on practice errors.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

4 credit hours

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American Psychological Association (APA)

4 credit hours

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

4 credit hours

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

4 credit hours

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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

2.75 credit hours

CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CE Learning Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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National Patient Safety Goals

Sentinel Events

Medical Errors Course Materials

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Course Number 101522
  • 4 credit hours
  • NBCC: 2.75 credit hours

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: $23.88 No exam fee with a membership package!
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