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Prevention of Medical Errors in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Author: Leslie Fauquet M.A., CCC-SLP

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Course Description

Price: $39.00

This course presents case studies with possible medical errors that the speech-language pathologist and/or audiologist may encounter in the medical, educational or clinic setting as well as resources to help in the prevention of those medical errors. It also provides information about the incidence of preventable medical errors, root cause analysis for problem solving and patient safety.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between the definitions of errors.
  2. Differentiate between the definitions of types of events.
  3. Identify five basic steps in a credible root cause analysis
  4. List 2 common categories of errors that occur in speech-language pathology & audiology
  5. Identify 2 organizations where a medical error can be reported
  6. Identify two resources to help prevent medical errors.
Course Outline
  • Lesson 1
    Course Information Requirements
    Overview of the Institute of Medicine Report
    Definitions of Errors and Events
  • Lesson 2
    Root Cause Analysis
    Legal and Ethical Obligations of Preventing and Reporting Errors
  • Lesson 3
    Common Medical Errors and Causes in Speech - Language Pathology including special populations and pharmacological considerations.
  • Lesson 4
    Case Histories
  • Lesson 5
    Patient or Consumer Education to Help in the Prevention of Medical Errors
  • Summary and Review
  • References
Leslie Fauquet M.A., CCC-SLPLeslie Fauquet M.A. C.C.C. SLP graduated from Central Michigan University in 1981 with a Masters Degree in Speech Pathology. She has a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech - Language and Hearing Association, is licensed in the State of California and has a Life Credential for Teaching Special Education and providing speech pathology services in the public schools. Read more Read more about this author
Continuing Education Units - CEUs
ASHA CEUs Approved ASHA CE Provider

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

This 2 hour online continuing education course meets the Florida requirement for prevention of medical errors (Florida Statute 456.013). is an educational provider approved by the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology CE Provider #: 50-14122

CEUs are based on attainment of learning outcomes. Participants must complete the course, pass the assessment test with 80% accuracy and fill out the evaluation form in order to receive their certificate on-line.

Refund Policy: Refunds will be issued under reasonable circumstances when there is email notification within 3 days of course registration.

Disclosures: The author is the President of The author has identified no relevant financial relationship or relevant non-financial relationship with the subject matter being presented.

Online CEUs Course Prevention of Medical Errors in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology