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02-5631-17020: Risk Management: Prevention of Medical Errors in the Dental Practice

Course Description:

Contact Hours (CE): The Academy of Dental Learning and OSHA Training, LLC, designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits (2 CEs).
Cost: $30.00
Questions? Contact Us: Phone: 800-522-1207, Fax: 800-886-3009, or Email: cesupport@dentallearning.org
Published October 2011
Updated May 2017
Expires June 2020
Pages 36
Course Instructor: Mary Lou Austin, RDH, MS
No conflicts of interest are reported by the author or by educational planning committee members.

Educational Objectives

Define the following terms:
  • Errors of omission
  • Errors of execution
  • Adverse events
  • Near misses
  • Diagnostic errors
  • Surgical/treatment errors
  • Medication errors
  • Malpractice

and

  • Know the responsibilities of a dentist or dental health care attendant when an adverse event or error occurs.
  • List proximal factors contributing to medical errors.
  • List nine safety goals for dental practice.
  • List the four elements of negligence.
  • Understand why vicarious liability is an important legal issue in dental practice.

Course Description

This course is designed for all members of the dental team to inform and educate about risk management and prevention of medical errors in clinical practice. All dental professionals must be proactive in every controllable area to minimize risk of liability to the practice and more importantly, ensure the absolute safety of the dental patient. Many state dental boards require a course that educates the dental team about safety goals and patient protection. We have designed this course to meet those state mandates. Medical errors can be largely prevented when best practices are applied. So dentists and their teams can be protected from lawsuits and secure in the knowledge that all measures to protect patients' safety have been undertaken.

How to Take This Course

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Contact Hours: 2.00
Price: $30.00

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