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Stratagies to Reduce Medical Errors


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3 CE credit hours training
   Cost
$15.00
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Rachel Werner
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Target audience and instructional level of this voice: intermediate

Course Description

Medical errors are simple or complex errors made by medical health care professionals during the course of the day, which can have serious consequences. A medical error may be defined as a preventable adverse effect of care, whether or not it is evident or harmful to the client. This might include an inaccurate or incomplete diagnosis or treatment of a disease, injury, syndrome, behavior, infection, or other ailment.

It is important to find the cause of the error to help in reducing and eliminating similar errors. Following patient confidentiality laws and acquiring full disclosure while dealing with the patients is another way mental health care professionals can reduce medical errors.
Strategies to Reduce Medical Errors in Mental Health Care

Medical errors can happen in any field related to medicine however the consequences of medical errors are especially serious in the mental health care field. Many of the medical errors made in the mental health care sector are errors made while diagnosing and prescribing psychotic and mental help drugs and the aim of this course is to help mental health care professionals learn the causes of the medical error and learn how to avoid medical errors.

Medical errors are simple or complex errors made by medical health care professionals during the course of the day which can have serious consequences. These medical errors can cause severe damage to the patients depending on the type of error and are often caused by distractions, temporarily impaired judgment, lack of communication or poor communication and inadequate information related to the patient.

Medical errors can be classified


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