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Preventing Medical Errors for Audiologists - 2011 Update

Course: #1482Level: Intermediate2 Hours

Medical errors in healthcare are a concern to all healthcare providers and although most errors occurring in the practice of audiology are rarely life threatening, audiologists are not immune to these events. This presentation will identify common clinical errors and steps that will assist in minimizing adverse audiology outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to identify the highest probable origins of adverse audiology outcomes
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to discuss steps that can be taken to minimize audiology errors
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to discuss the rationale and benefits of a risk management program


0-10 Minutes Introduction
10-25 Minutes Overview of medical errors in the U.S.
25-100 Minutes Audiology Errors: Infection control; history and documentation; cerumen removal; hearing testing; earmold impressions; circuit selection and hearing aid programming; verification; electrophysiology - ABR & ENG; supervisory
100-110 Minutes Risk Management
110-120 Minutes Summary, Q & A

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