Preventing Medical Errors CME for Physicians – 2 Credit Hours

This course fulfills the ACCME, Florida Board of Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants requirement to provide medical professionals with a clearer understanding of medical errors, the devastating effects that these errors can have on both patients and health care providers, and how to use root cause analysis to identify and prevent common medical errors.

Target Audience

Medical Doctor, Physician Assistant, Podiatric Physician

Learning Objectives

  • Define medical error
  • Discuss the frequency of medical errors in the United States
  • Identify the most common types of medical errors
  • Discuss the proper reporting of medical errors
  • Describe the role of root cause analysis in identifying and preventing medical errors
  • Describe the unique safety needs of special patient populations
  • Discuss public perceptions regarding medical errors
  • Discuss steps that physicians should take after committing a medical error

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Dr. Robert Surratt, MD


None of the planners or faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Continuing Education Company, Inc. and AchieveCE.  Continuing Education Company, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Education Company, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course’s credit expiration date is 03/17/2023 and the ACCME ID # is 202286244.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


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