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 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 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 #:  20-211252 

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: 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:
National Board for Certified Counselors (N.B.C.C.) Program Services has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #: 5978.                  
Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.           
Program Services is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
 
Social Work:  State Licensing Board Approval Information for Continuing Education.
The following states accept our national approvals (NBCC) for social work CE:  Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin.
We are approved in two states for social work (Florida and Alabama).
The following states accept Program Services CE if other state SW boards have approved our CE. (Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,  Mississippi, New Jersey, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia.)    
These states specify cross-disciplinary CE is acceptable, have no specified requirements/limitations, or that social workers can self- submit after the fact: 
Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wyoming, New Mexico.
Program Services has not applied for CE for social work in New York, Hawaii, Iowa, and Minnesota.
 
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 Office of School Psychology. BAP#162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Certification Board, Inc. #159A
Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners #0339
Georgia Board of Nursing  CEBroker provider #50-1651
South Carolina Board of Nursing  CEBroker provider #50-1651
District Columbia Board of Nursing CEBroker provider #50-1651
Allied profession approvals can be found at https://www.programservices.org/approvals?

Online Course

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