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Preventing Medical Errors

3 CE Hours - E1040
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Preventing Medical Errors

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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


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 Objectives

  1. Identify the Institute of Medicine safety recommendations.
  2. Describe ways to simplify key work processes and avoid over-reliance on memory and vigilance.
  3. Apply the Code of Ethics and Scope of Practice to sample cases.

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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Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has been practicing as a nurse since 1974. She is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas. Additionally, Ms. Burch studied under many of today's leaders in massage therapy and bodywork during the 1980s, became Nationally Certified through the NCBTMB in 1993 and holds a professional membership with the AMTA.

As founder of Health Positive!, Ms. Burch has created over 60 home study nursing and massage continuing education programs, performed over 65 public, live educational presentations, has written two published books, served as a member on the NCBTMB Continuing Education committee and was a founding member of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists.

Sharon is an instructor on many of the Institute's programs and has authored and co-authored various ethics courses and additional titles such as Touch for the Seriously Ill, Stress Reduction Through Bodywork, Staying Well – Naturally, Cardiopulmonary Health and Illness, Chronic Pain Management, Marketing Massage in Four Easy Steps, Preventing Medical Errors, HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Understanding HIV, Massage for Edema and more.

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