Medical errors are a rising concern to all healthcare providers, including audiologists. This presentation will identify common clinical errors in audiology practices and review steps to minimize adverse outcomes.
This course was designed to meet the continuing education requirements on the topic of Prevention of Medical Errors for Audiologists licensed in Florida.
Course created on January 27, 2017
- After this course learners will be able to identify the highest probable origins of adverse audiology outcomes.
- After this course learners will be able to discuss steps that will minimize errors in audiology practice.
- After this course learners will be able to discuss the rationale and benefits of a risk management program.
|5-25 Minutes||Overview of Medical Errors in US|
|25-100 Minutes||Audiology errors in infection control, medical records, cerumen removal, audiology testing, hearing aid dispensing, earmold impressions|
|100-110 Minutes||Risk management process|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary; Q & A|
Senior Vice President of Professional Services, HearUSA, Inc.
Dr. Cindy Beyer is the Vice President of Professional Services at HearUSA where she is responsible for managed care and strategic alliances within the industry. Working closely with managed hearing programs, she has a strong background in quality management, compliance and accreditation. Dr. Beyer has a Master of Science Degree from West Virginia University and a Doctorate degree in Audiology from Salus University.
Audiology Services Manager, HearUSA
Suzanne Younker, Au.D, is the Audiology Services Manager at HearUSA where she manages product distribution, telehealth and associated training programs. Previously she was a Corporate Quality Management Specialist where she managed the company Customer Service Department, and coordinated company specialized diagnostic CEU courses. Dr Younker is a past president of the Florida Academy of Audiology and continues to participate in the State of Florida Audiology Review Committee for Pediatric Providers.
Suzanne Younker: Financial: Suzanne Younker is employed by HearUSA. She received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Suzanne Younker participates in the State of Florida Audiology Review Committee for Pediatric Providers.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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American Academy of Audiology
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Australian College of Audiology
AudiologyOnline courses are approved for Continuing Education Points by the Australian College of Audiology. Automatic ACAud Approval Number 20000. This course is offered for 2 CEP.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
0.2 ASHA CEUs
British Academy of Audiology
This course has been accredited with 2 CPD point/s by the British Academy of Audiology.
Canadian Academy of Audiology
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California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board
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International Hearing Society
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Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approved for 2 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Audiologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number LTS-S0035.
New Zealand Audiological Society
This course is offered for 2.0 Continuing Education points through the New Zealand Audiological Society.
Speech-Language & Audiology Canada
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