Medical Errors for the Laboratorian

2 NSH Contact Hour(s)
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Jerry Santiago, PhD, HTL(ASCP)QIHC, Professor of Histology/HT Program Director, Florida State College at Jacksonville

This course meets the 2-hours Medical Errors continuing education requirement for healthcare providers in the state of Florida.

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Continuing Education Credits

NSH Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 2 hour(s)
Course number ME2019

Course Outline

  • Medical Errors
      • Background: Institute of Medicine Report
      • What are Medical Errors?
      • Recent Development on Medical Errors
    • Test Your Knowledge
    • The Scope of the Problem
        • The Scope of the Problem
    • Types of Medical Errors
        • Diagnostic Errors
        • Treatment Errors
        • Prevention of Errors
        • Other Medical Errors
      • Learning Exercise #1
      • Adverse Event
          • Adverse Event
          • 9 Facts About Medical Errors
      • Laboratory Errors
          • Causes of Laboratory Errors
          • Types of Laboratory Errors
          • A. Pre-Analytical Errors
          • B. Analytical Errors
          • C. Post-Analytical Errors
        • Learning Exercise #2
        • Headlines of Laboratory Errors
            • Headlines of Laboratory Errors
            • Medical Errors at a Glance
            • Where do Medical Errors Occur?
            • Cost of Medical Errors
            • Prevention of Medical Errors
        • Ways of Thinking About Medical Errors
            • Who to blame for Medical Errors?
            • What is being done?
        • Root Cause Analysis
            • Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
        • Joint Commission & Medical Errors
            • Position Statement
            • TJC Sentinel Event Policy
            • TJC 2018 Laboratory National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs)
        • Improvement for Medical Errors
            • Improvement for Medical Errors
            • The Role of the Patient
        • References
            • References

        Additional Information

        Course Description: This course meets the 2-hours Medical Errors continuing education requirement for healthcare providers in the state of Florida.
        Presenter Bio: Jerry Santiago is currenlty the Program Director and a Professor of Histology for Florida State College at Jacksonville Histologic Technology Program. He has been involved with the National Society in several key volunteer roles including sitting on the Board of Directors, leading NSH Committees as a Chair and serving in the House of Delegates. He has participated in committees for the College of American Pathologist and has presented numerous workshops at the local, state, national and international level both in English and Spanish.
        Learning Format: This course is reference paper on medical errors broken into 10 digestible sections for reading. Throughout the course participants are given the opportunity for interactive exercises to test their knowledge of a completed section.
        Final Exam: The course completes with a Final Exam consisting of 10 questions. You must receive a 70% or better to receive your certificate for the course.

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