Abstract: This presentation, developed specifically for audiologists, begins with a definition and overview of the problem of medical errors. Next, examples of medical errors in audiology are identified. Then, individual and system related factors contributing to the occurrence of the errors are reviewed. The presentation concludes with a summary of steps that can be taken by individual audiologists to reduce medical errors in the health care setting. The presentation stresses the importance of prevention of medical errors to patient safety and quality of health care. Audience participation will be strongly encouraged.
Learning Objectives: After attending this presentation, the motivated learner will be able to:
Note: I'm available to give this 2-hour presentation at state and regional audiology meetings. In some states in the USA, audiologists are required to take 2 hours of coursework in medical errors for renewal of their audiology license. Please feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.