Course Description

The presenter addresses some of the most common situations where medical errors might occur in a mental health practice. The program is designed to demonstrate the frequency and cost of medical errors and the use of a root cause analysis and safety procedures to reduce or prevent medical errors. Discussed are factors which contribute to patient safety, general strategies for improving health care, commonly occurring medical errors in outpatient mental health practices, and specific strategies to reduce and prevent errors.

2 medical errors CE credits/hours, 20 questions


Target Audience

Psychologists | School Psychologists | Marriage & Family Therapists | Mental Health Counselors | Social Workers

Learning Level

Intermediate

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the frequency and cost of medical errors.
  • Discuss the use of root cause analysis and safety procedures to reduce or prevent medical errors.
  • List factors which contribute to patient safety.
  • Apply general strategies for improving health care.
  • Recognize commonly occurring medical errors in outpatient mental health practices.
  • Use specific strategies to reduce and prevent errors.


Terry S. Proeger, PhD

Terry S. Proeger, PhD, is a psychologist in independent practice in Sarasota, Florida. He previously served as Chief Psychologist at the Sarasota Guidance Clinic. Dr. Proeger received his doctorate from the University of Florida in 1976 and, while at the University, was a Fellow of The Center for Neurobiological Sciences.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Statement of Understanding

    • Statement of Understanding (downloadable/printable)

  • 2

    "Preventing Medical Errors in Your Mental Health Practice" - PDF Booklet

    • PDF Booklet (downloadable/printable)

  • 3

    "Preventing Medical Errors in Your Mental Health Practice" - Final Exam

    • "Preventing Medical Errors in Your Mental Health Practice" - Final Exam Questions (downloadable/printable)

    • Final Exam

  • 4

    CE Program Evaluation

    • Evaluation Questionnaire

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