Medical Errors Prevention

Activity Release: 06/10/2024 Activity Expiration: 06/09/2026


The purpose of this CME activity is to meet the Florida Statute for healthcare providers to meet their licensing requirements on the study of root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety.


Florida State has determined that medical errors remains prevalent within healthcare and has made continuing medical education a requirement to enforce prevention measures for patient safety.


Celina Makowski, DHA, MBA, CHCP, AHIP


Patricia D. Moore, PhD, RN


MD, DDS, DMD, DPM, APRN, and PA earned credit applied towards Florida State Medical Error's Prevention requirements; DO physicians earned credit applied towards general credit.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the definitions of medical errors and the types of medical errors that occur.
  2. Describe the history of medical errors and the cost to healthcare delivery, providers, and patients.
  3. Identify Joint Commission reportable events including which adverse incidents must be reported to the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration (ACHA).
  4. Describe the root cause analysis process used to identify factors of medical errors.
  5. Evaluate and discuss the most misdiagnosed conditions recognized by the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine.
  6. Evaluate and discuss the six factors related to prevention of medical errors for APRNs identified by the Florida Board of Nursing.
  7. Discuss factors required by Joint Commission for a meaningful root cause analysis.
  8. Discuss emerging areas of potential error and how healthcare providers facilitate patient safety.


* No Commercial Interest

* No relevant financial interest by authors, reviewers, or CME Committee Planners.

* No investigational products/products not labeled for use is mentioned within the enduring CME activity.


This information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician/clinician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by UF Health Flagler Hospital. In no event will UF Health Flagler Hospital be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.


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1. Review presentation power point Adobe pdf presentation slides.

2. After reviewing presentation slides, pass the continuing medical education post-test and evaluation with a grade of 90% or higher.

3. Credits earned will be reported to CE Broker and certificate provided via interoffice mail or e-mail once post-test and evaluation are processed by UF Health Flagler Hospital's CME personnel.


UF Health Flagler Hospital is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UF Health Flagler Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of two 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

UF Health Flagler Hospital is accredited for Florida Board of Dentistry, Florida Board of Nursing and Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine 50-664 for continuing education. CE Broker # 20-1193602