Information on practice errors is reported and studied to identify areas in mental health practice where additional information and protocols can improve patient safety. This course looks at important areas where AHRQ determined the need to improve practitioner's current knowledge and protocols. Contained in this study are four technical reports with findings that synthesize and evaluate the research in these areas and cull out the continuing questions that need to be studied. Patient safety and Best practices/efficacy are discussed in these reports.

Note: This course meets the requirements in medical errors for Florida Licensed Psychologists, School psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors, and Nurses.  Several allied professions are also approved to take this course please see CE Broker for additional information using the course number noted below.

Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE

Revised 2017

Description:   Information on practice errors is reported and studied to identify areas in mental health practice where additional information and protocols can improve patient safety.  This report is the result of this type of effort. The course looks at important areas where AHRQ determined the need to improve practitioner's current knowledge and protocols. Contained in this study are four technical reports with findings that synthesize and evaluate the research in these areas and cull out the continuing questions that need to be studied. The reports cover the following topics: diagnosis of ADHD in children, pharmacotherapy for alcohol dependence, managing chronic insomnia, and preventing violence risk behaviors among adolescents. Adverse events/Potential harms, Patient safety, and Best practices/efficacy are discussed in these reports.

Florida Licensees: This is an approved medical errors course for all Florida mental health professionals, nurses and certain allied professions* (*see the CE Broker information using the course number below). 

Objectives:
Hour one
1.  Participants will be able to discuss the literature findings across four mental health practice errors.
2.  Participants will be able to list five types of root cause analysis.
Hour two
3.Participants will be able to define key terms; never events, intended and unintended actions, mistakes and, violations, error elimination strategy, safety management strategy.
4.  Participants will be able to identify safety recommendations across four common adverse events in mental health settings.
Agenda:
Hour One:  Review of the medical errors and mental health practice literature, Root cause analysis; types of and the effects of hindsight on RCA
Hour Two:  Practice Guidelines:  error reduction and prevention, Improving patient safety; five common adverse events.

CE Broker #:  OL  20-211252  HS  20-211251

CE Credits:  2

Purpose:  Practitioners will be better equipped to reduce practice error and enhance patient safety. With specific reference to reducing adverse events regarding the problems of diagnosing AD/HD in children, pharmacotherapy in the treatment of alcohol dependence, the management of chronic insomnia, preventing youth violence and health risk behaviors among adolescents.

Methods:  Pre-Test Study Guide, Post Test, Evaluation, Q&A by Email

Content Area:  E, N/A, R+E, ME, RM, L+R, FLCE

Target Audience: Psychologists, school psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, mental health counselors, nurses, employee assistance professionals, addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, and other allied professionals.

Approvals:
Program Services Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Program Services Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Program Services is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. #5978
Social Work State Licensing Board Approval Information for Continuing Education- Accepts Program Services Credits- Accepts our national approvals Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Accepts other state SW boards Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia Cross-disciplinary, no specified requirements/limitations or self- submit after the fact Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wyoming, New Mexico Does not approve Program Services credits Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana 
National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) #86395
Florida Board of Nursing FBN #2456 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling: BAP #162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Board of Psychology. BAP#162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Office of School Psychology. BAP#162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Certification Board, Inc. #159A
Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners #0339
 Allied profession approvals can be found at https://www.programservices.org/approvals?other=true

Online Course

CE Broker#:
20-211252
CE Credits:
2
Price:
$20.00