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Medical (Behavioral Healthcare Practice) Errors

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.

Agency for Healthcare Research and QualityAHRQ authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

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:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

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

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee $23.88
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