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:

  • Emphasize National Patient Safety Goals among staff within the practice.
  • Implement at least one medical error reduction and prevention strategy in my practice to improve patient safety.
  • Construct a practical root cause analysis tool in my practice to succinctly recognize the occurrence of an error and measures preventing reoccurrence.



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



Sue Wilson, MBA,CHA,CPHRM,RPLU, Patient Safety Risk Manager, Southeast 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 (2.0) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only those credit(s) commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Course ID#:    TDS18253_0
Issue Date for This Activity: 09/24/2018
Expiration Date for This Activity: 12/06/2019




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 Florida license.

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


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