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Preventing Medical Errors - Update

Course: #40287Level: Intermediate2 Hours 425 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

In today’s healthcare environment, the complexities of diagnosing and treating medical problems are greater and the cost of providing healthcare continues to rise, as does the risk and liability associated with delivery of care. In the effort to reduce adverse audiology outcomes, this course will discuss common audiology errors, mitigation strategies, and tips for improving patient safety.

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 31, 2016

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.2 Intermediate; ACAud/2.0; ASHA/0.2 Intermediate, Professional; BAA/2.0; CAA/2.0; IHS/2.0; Kansas, LTS-S0035/2.0; NZAS/2.0; SAC/2.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAs a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to identify the most common audiology errors
  • checkmarkAs a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to discuss strategies for minimizing audiology errors in a clinical practice
  • checkmarkAs a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to explain how to implement processes into the clinical environment that will result in improve patient safety


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Definitions and Overview
15-20 Minutes Infection Control
20-30 Minutes Medical Records
30-35 Minutes Cerumen Removal
35-45 Minutes Audiometry
45-55 Minutes Earmold Impressions
55-65 Minutes Hearing Aids
65-75 Minutes ABR
75-90 Minutes Vestibular
90-95 Minutes Tinnitus
95-110 Minutes Summary
110-115 Minutes How to handle incidents
115-120 Minutes Questions and Answers


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Presenter Disclosure: Cindy Beyer: Financial: Cindy Beyer has no relevant financial disclosures. Non-Financial: Cindy Beyer has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Suzanne Younker: Financial: Suzanne Younker has no relevant financial disclosures. Non-Financial: Suzanne Younker has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Academy of Audiology

American Academy of Audiology

AudiologyOnline is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 0.2 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

Australian College of Audiology

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.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

British Academy of Audiology

British Academy of Audiology

This course has been accredited with 2 CPD point/s by the British Academy of Audiology.

Canadian Academy of Audiology

Canadian Academy of Audiology

The Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) supports and assists its members in the attainment of continuing education towards an individual professional development plan as required by their Provincial Regulatory Colleges and Provincial Associations. Audiology Online is an approved provider of educational activities for CAA members. Each hour of activity may be counted as one Continuous Learning Activity Credit (or equivalent) as allowed by the applicable regulatory college or association.

International Hearing Society

International Hearing Society

This program is approved by the International Hearing Society and its educational committee, the International Institute for Hearing Instruments Studies. To learn more about earning IHS CE Credit, click here.

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

New Zealand Audiological Society

This course is offered for 2.0 Continuing Education points through the New Zealand Audiological Society.

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with AudiologyOnline. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.