Prevention of Medical Errors for Florida Physicians

This activity is specific to Florida statutes and reflects regulations effective March 2024 (MDs and DOs).
Few medical errors are attributed to faculty medical judgment. More commonly, they are attributed to system failures inherent in healthcare delivery. This particular course features the mandatory content required by the Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine for prevention of medical errors, including root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, patient safety, and the most commonly mis-diagnosed conditions identified by the two Boards.

Florida Board of Medicine

  • Oncology related conditions
  • Gastroenterology related conditions
  • Cardiology related conditions
  • Infectious disease related conditions
  • Neurological conditions

Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine 

  • Inappropriate prescribing of controlled substances
  • Failure to diagnose reproductive-related conditions
  • Wrong site/patient surgery
  • Failure to diagnose spine-related conditions; and
  • Failure to accurately diagnose cancer-related conditions.

The purpose of this educational activity is to provide physicians with information, tools and strategies to minimize common performance and diagnostic errors.

The FL Board of Osteopathic Medicine specifies that this mandatory course may be obtained virtually provided that learners have the ability to interact with course faculty. If you wish to interact with the presenter of this course, please email [email protected] so that we may facilitate this communication.

This course satisfies the FL Board of Medicine requirement for renewal cycles ending January 31, 2025/2026 and FL Board of Osteopathic Medicine requirement for the renewal cycle ending March 31,2026.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify Risk Management measures designed to prevent medical errors and enhance patient safety
  • Recognize common medication errors
  • Implement key strategies for preventing medication errors in the outpatient setting
  • Describe surgical errors, contributing factors, and solutions to prevent them
  • Specify the elements of root cause analysis
  • Discuss the five most misdiagnosed conditions during the previous biennium as determined by the Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine

Additional Information

The Florida Medical Association
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


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This course is offered through Florida Medical Association. 

To take this course you will be redirected to Florida Medical Association's website. You must login or create an account with Florida Medical Association in order to complete this activity. 

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