Prevention of Medical Errors

Program Description

 Attendees will be examining data that demonstrate the most frequent and severe medical errors as evidenced by malpractice claims data. A discussion of the components of a root-cause analysis will equip attendees to participate in a root-cause analysis. The most commonly misdiagnosed conditions will be explored and case studies examined. Strategies for improving patient safety and reducing medical errors will also be discussed. The presentation is intended to increase awareness of potential medical errors and to promote a culture of patient safety.


After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Identify patient safety goals.
  • Describe a root cause analysis
  • Apply medical error reduction and prevention strategies.


No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.


Mariel Kagan, RN, MSN, JD, CPHRM, LHRM, CHC, CHPC, CCEP,   Patient Safety Risk Manager, SE Region, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Continuing Education Credit

The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical educational activities for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this activity for a maximum of two AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only those credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course ID#:    TDS18034_1
Issue Date for This Activity: 12/27/2017
Expiration Date for This Activity: 01/13/2019


The Doctors Company is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The Doctors Company designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits. 


The information and guidelines contained in this activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. The faculty recommends that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes and should be used as a reference guide only.

Complies with State Requirements

Florida Statutes:  Completion of two hours of continuing medical education relating to prevention of medical errors—including a study of root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention strategies, and patient safety—is required to obtain and renew your Florida license.

Meets the requirements of the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine

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