This seminar is designed for nurses, directors of nursing, administrators, nurses’ assistants, nursing technicians, medical records directors, physician assistants and personal care providers.
This one-day seminar offers insight and strategies for addressing the issue of medical errors. Thousand of deaths can be attributed to medical errors, and such errors result in billions of dollars in lost income, disability and health care expenses. This seminar will help participants recognize the greatest areas of risk, and provide approaches that they may utilize in reducing the occurrence of medical errors.
The following topics will be covered:
• What Is A Medical “Mistake”?
• What Happens If A Mistake Occurs?
• What Happens If We Are Sued?
• Case Studies
• Medical Errors
• “To Ere Is Human-Building A Safer Health System”
• Reduction Of Medical Errors
• Learning From Our Mistakes
9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (Break 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.)
I. Medical Mistakes: Prevention, Education And Damage Control
A. What Is A Medical “Mistake”?
1. Medical Malpractice And Negligence
2. Harmless Errors
3. Patient Responsibilities
4. Physician v. Nursing Responsibilities
5. The Importance Of Documentation
B. What Happens If A Mistake Occurs?
1. Internal Reporting
2. Quality Assurance
3. Reporting To Other Health Care Providers
4. Reporting To Governmental Agencies
5. Communication With Patients And Family Members
C. What Happens If We Are Sued?
1. Medical Malpractice In Florida (Chapter 766)
2. Nursing Home Litigation In Florida (Chapter 400)
3. The Litigation Process
4. Reporting And Licensure Issues
5. Administrative Actions
D. Case Studies
1. Medication Errors
2. Medical Procedure Errors
3. Misdiagnosis And Failure To Diagnose
E. Questions And Answers
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Break 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.)
II. The Legal Ramifications Of Medical Errors In The Health Care Arena
A. Medical Errors
1. What Constitutes A Medical Error?
2. Understanding The Financial Impact Of Medical Errors
3. Where Medical Errors Occur
4. Recognize Error Prone Situations
5. What To Do When A Medical Error Occurs
6. Public Fears
7. It’s A System’s Problem
B. “To Ere Is Human-Building A Safer Health System”
C. Reduction Of Medical Errors
1. Distinguish Important Features Of Error Reduction
2. Differentiate Between Individual And Systems Errors
3. Realizing The Need For A Shift In How Medical Errors Are Approached
D. Learning From Our Mistakes
2. Quality Assurance
3. Improving The Quality Of Care For Our Patients