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Patient Safety Highlights 2017 - Medical Errors: Unavoidable?

  • Claim Credits by 1/11/2021
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Credits Available: CME, MOCA® II, ACHE

Medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in USA. Most often the death certificate does not reflect this fact. Are there simple things that can be done to decrease the unacceptable rate of unacceptable events?

 



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After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe rates of medical and medication errors and their impact on patient morbidly and mortality;

  2. Discuss the economic impact of medical errors;

  3. Elaborate parallel systems with error potential and how we can learn from their experiences.

Anesthesiologists


Ashish Sinha, M.D. has reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest.


The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any potential conflict of interest identified by our faculty members. It is not the intent of the American Society of Anesthesiologists to eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with the American Society of Anesthesiologists to recognize situations that may be subject to question by others. All disclosed conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. The American Society of Anesthesiologists educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all American Society of Anesthesiologists CME activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available for all educational activities.

Windows system requirements: Minimum 1-gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) processor or 1-GHz 64-bit (x64) processor; 1 GB RAM or higher; Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 or newer. Macintosh platform system requirements: Intel processor; 1 GB RAM or higher; Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or newer. Recommended minimum Web browsers: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 25.0, Safari 6, and Google Chrome 30. Your browser will also need to have JavaScript enabled. Adobe® Reader® 7.0 or higher is also required. Minimum bandwidth: 512 kbps.

Patient Safety Highlights 2017 - Medical Errors: Unavoidable?
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