Already a member? LOGIN HERE

Not Registered? REGISTER NOW - It's Free!
Take a free test drive

Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Course

For OTs and OTAs in Florida

Lecture Name

For OTs and OTAs in Florida     $59.90

This lecture is part of the following course:
The Prevention of Medical Errors


This course covers the prevention of medical errors, with special emphasis on the practice of rehabilitation therapy in the state of Florida. The lecture defines medical errors and includes a study of root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety. It also covers such details of risk management as medical documentation and communication, contraindications and indications for rehabilitation therapy management, and the pharmacological components of patient management.

The audio for this course was recorded at the FPTA Annual Meeting.

Note: Post-test must be passed with a score of 80% or more in order to receive certificate of completion.

Contact Hours: 2.00


Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Integrate root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety concepts.
  2. Understand the purpose and requirements for medical documentation and communication.
  3. Apply the principles of indications and contraindications for rehabilitation therapy management.
  4. Understand the integration of pharmacological components of patient management in order to prevent or ameliorate medical errors.
  5. Integrate general principles of risk management to the practice environment in patient/client safety.


The professors of this course have NOT endorsed or received any compensation from the manufacturers or distributors of any of the materials discussed in this presentation.

Financial: Dr. Stern serves on the full-time faculty at Nova Southeastern University as an associate professor. Her teaching responsibilities cover multiple physical therapy and public health programs offered by NSU and range from entry-level to doctorate classes. Dr. Roberts is a clinical assistant professor at Florida International University in Miami. She has more than 30 years of clinical experience across multiple practice settings, with a specialty area in geriatric physical therapy. They both received compensation from the FPTA as the professors of this course.

Nonfinancial: Dr. Stern has been actively engaged in risk management, as well as the prevention of medical errors, for many years. As a strong patient advocate, Dr. Roberts has been passionate about the prevention of medical errors and has been lecturing on this topic since 2007. Having been a victim of medical error herself gives Dr. Roberts a comprehensive perspective about this important subject.

Download Lecture Outline

FAQs | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
©2008-2019 All Rights Reserved.