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
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to identify the most common audiology errors
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to discuss strategies for minimizing audiology errors in a clinical practice
- As 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
|5-15 Minutes||Definitions and Overview|
|15-20 Minutes||Infection Control|
|20-30 Minutes||Medical Records|
|30-35 Minutes||Cerumen Removal|
|45-55 Minutes||Earmold Impressions|
|55-65 Minutes||Hearing Aids|
|110-115 Minutes||How to handle incidents|
|115-120 Minutes||Questions and Answers|
Cindy Beyer, AuD
Senior Vice President of Professional Services, HearUSA, Inc.
Cindy Beyer, Au.D., is currently the Senior Vice President of HearUSA Inc. Her areas of expertise include quality and accreditation programs, professional development, and hearing benefit administration. Dr. Beyer has published several articles in Audiology Today, Advance for Audiologist, Seminars in Hearing and The Hearing Journal on such topics as managed hearing care, hearing aid outcomes and reducing hearing aid returns through patient education.
Suzanne Younker, AuD
Audiology Services Manager, HearUSA
Suzanne Younker, Au.D is the Audiology Services Manager for HearUSA where she manages the Customer Service department. She is also a major contributor to the professional education and quality programs. Dr. Younker obtained her Doctorate degree from A.T Stills University in 2004 and is a past president of the Florida Academy of Audiology.
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
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
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.
This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)
British Academy of Audiology
This course has been accredited with 2 CPD point/s by the British 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
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
This course is offered for 2.0 Continuing Education points through the New Zealand Audiological Society.
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.