Contact Hours: 2  Florida Board Approved Medical Errors Course

Based on Counselor Toolbox Episodes 147 and 148

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes

Objectives

  • Define Serotonin Syndrome
  • Explore the drug interactions that often cause serotonin syndrome
  • Explore risk factors for serotonin syndrome
  • Discuss why mental health clinicians need to know about serotonin syndrome
  • Learn about treatment for serotonin syndrome
  • Explore common communication errors which can lead to medical errors in multidisciplinary teams


Contact Hours: 2

Based on Counselor Toolbox Episodes 147 and 148

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes


Objectives

  • Define Serotonin Syndrome
  • Explore the drug interactions that often cause serotonin syndrome
  • Explore risk factors for serotonin syndrome
  • Discuss why mental health clinicians need to know about serotonin syndrome
  • Learn about treatment for serotonin syndrome
  • Explore common communication errors which can lead to medical errors in multidisciplinary teams


Florida Board Approved Medical Error Prevention Course.

Objectives

  • Identify types of medical errors common in counseling and a comprehensive integrated system of care
  • Discuss pain assessment and management techniques and how pain influences the comprehensive treatment process
  • Identify common documentation and communication errors in counseling and among multidisciplinary teams which may lead to medical errors

Florida Board Approved Medical Error Prevention Course


Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LMHC, LPC-MHSP

Objectives
Learn about: 
  • Root-cause analysis
  • Error reduction and prevention
  • Patient safety practices
  • Areas within mental health practice that carry the potential for "medical" errors including: Improper diagnosis, failure to comply with mandatory abuse reporting laws, inadequate assessment of potential for violence (e.g., suicide, homicide), failure to detect medical conditions presenting as a psychological/psychiatric disorder.

Florida Board Approved Medical Errors


Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LMHC
  • The student will develop an awareness of:
  • The array of problems caused by medical errors
  • Types of medical errors
  • Interventions including wrap around services and back-up plans


Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LMHC, CRC,

Objectives

  • Identify medical errors common in a comprehensive integrated system of care including pain management
  • Discuss how pain influences the comprehensive treatment process
  • Identify causes of errors
  • Describe effects of medical errors on the wellbeing of the patient and family
  • Identify common documentation and communication errors in multidisciplinary teams
  • Offer a definition of "medical error" as described by the institute of medicine
  •  Identify the factors that must be included in a credible root cause analysis
  •  Identify major signs and symptoms of a medical emergency
  •  List pharmacological components of pain management
  • Describe other interventions designed to prevent harm and to protect patient safety commonly utilized by therapists

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOJyvRrOuKE



LEARNER OBJECTIVES

1. Describe why strategic planning for medication safety is vital to all healthcare organizations

2. Identify the seven components necessary in a strategic plan for medication safety

3. Identify who should be involved in the medication safety planning process

4. Identify the processes that will assist participants in making appropriate judgments and decisions

5. Identify goals, communicate relevant changes in processes and procedures and evaluate progress towards goals

6. Initiate process assessments to identify areas needing safety improvements

7. Understand what the various stakeholders and contributors have to offer

8. Identify the 10 Key Elements of the Medication Use System and ways they can be promoted in the students own work setting

9. Identify the purpose of system redundancies

10. Identify error-prone processes in their organization

This course is still pending approval by the Florida Board of Mental Health, but is approved by most other bodies i.e. NAADAC

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