Prevention of Medical Errors, 2 CE

In its 1999 Publication – ‘To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System’, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) states that even the healthcare industry is not exempt from committing errors. It elaborates on the mistakes made by medical personnel in the U.S. and gives suggestions on how to eliminate medical errors. The report points out that as many as 44,000 Americans died and 98,000 were left in critical condition due to medical errors at the time the report was published. A conservative estimate of the number of deaths due to medical negligence (44,000) surpass deaths due to road accidents at 43,458, breast cancer at 42,297 and AIDS at 16,516. It is a significant and frightening number.

In this course, you will learn how to prevent medical errors in the health-care field.

Course Information

You will be allowed to take the test five (5) times. After 5 attempts, the exam will lock and you will not be able to take the exam again. You can see the exam before you start the course. All of the exam answers are in BOLD throughout the course.

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  • Exam answers are multiple choice

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The Practice Exam holds the final exam questions and are in the first chapter in the course material. 

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