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Preventing Medical Errors for Respiratory Therapists —  Florida Requirement  - RT60033
Preventing Medical Errors for Respiratory Therapists — Florida Requirement
RT60033 l 2.00 contact hrs
by Zane Robinson Wolf, RN, PhD, FAAN and Margi J. Schultz, RN, MSN, PhD, CNE, PLNC and Crystal Dunlevy, RRT, EdD
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This course is being updated and will be posted as a new course in 2014. This version of this course will be discontinued on January 11, 2014. Please plan to complete the course before that day if you wish to earn continuing education credit.
The goal of this preventing medical errors continuing education program is to explore approaches to prevent medical errors that are both system-based and human performance-based and describe The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals as they pertain to medical errors in hospitals. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
  • Examine sources and types of medical errors.
  • Identify error-prone situations.
  • Relate theories and strategies to reduce the occurrence of errors and improve patient outcomes.
  • Define sentinel event, root cause analysis, and failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis.
  • Discuss safety needs of special populations.
  • Describe the impact of medical errors on healthcare providers.
  • Discuss the importance of public education in reducing errors. 

Approval Information
This CE course is approved for respiratory therapists from 1/11/2012 to 1/11/2014.
This program has been approved for 2 contact hours of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. AARC Sponsor ID: 9514012. This is a non-traditional course.
If you are a respiratory therapist, remember to give us your AARC member number when filling out your license number information.
Gannett Education is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 1/11/2014

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Gannett Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity. Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Gannett Education guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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