Preventing Medical Errors


3 CE Hours

Course Options:

  • Fully Online Materials and Test
  • Materials and Test Shipped to You


Learn why medical errors contribute to high health-care costs and why it's so important to design your work to increase safety for your clients and yourself.

This course describes the problem of injury, including death, from errors in the U.S. health care system. It lays out a comprehensive strategy for addressing these problems to which we are all vulnerable. You will also discover reasons to simplify key work processes and avoid over-reliance on memory and vigilance.

Course Reviews

Amanda Lea Probus, LMBT

I lost a family member to a medical error in a teaching hospital. Knowing the statics, then taking this course allowed me to believe emotional instinct was right, our health care system needs to be re-evaluated.

Diana Forrest, LMT

This helped me understand how all entities of govenment work with the board of health.

Beckie Taylor, BCTMB

This course was interesting. I'm glad it included how massage therapists can work at improving their safety protocols, namely not working 40 hours a week and trying to use their memories. It's nice to be reminded that we are human and can't do it all and in fact shouldn't do it all for safely purposes!

Ms. Molly Sweeney, M.S., CMT, Bethesda, MD

Short & Sweet - I learned a great deal and it wasn't overwhelming.

Rosmarie Young-Krieder San Diego, CA

Good learning materials, very helpful.

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  • Manual - 16 pages
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to complete this program online please select the "Materials: Available online + Test: Available online" option
  • Certificate upon completion - if you prefer to print your certificate at home instantly, please select the online option

Display Certificates suitable for framing are available for $10 in addition to the certificate included with your tuition. Click here to order a Display Certificate.


The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.

Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.

For information regarding your specific state massage license requirements and approvals, visit our Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements page by clicking here.

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