Preventable Medical Errors with Man of Death

Preventable Medical Errors

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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to meet the continuing education requirements of the Massage Therapy Practice Act and provide licensed massage therapists with information about the root cause process, error reduction and prevention, and client safety.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

75% or greater correct on the module post-test

Continuing Education Credits:

Two (2) hours of continuing education credit

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define the term medical error.
  • Discuss what factors must be included in a root cause analysis
  • Identify what types of adverse incidents must be reported to the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration.
  • Describe types of errors
  • Explain why and how massage therapists may use root cause analysis to reduce errors in their practice or as part of a health care team


Levinson, DR. Adverse Events in Hospitals: National Incidence Among Medicare Beneficiaries. N.p.: Office of Inspector General, n.d. PDF.

FS 456.013 General Provisions. Online Sunshine Florida Statutes, n.d. Web. 1 May 2015.

FS 395.0197 Internal Risk Management. Online Sunshine. Online Sunshine Florida Statutes, n.d. Web. 1 May 2015.

Sentinel Event Alert. The Joint Commission, n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2015

Summary of Code 15 Injuries by Outcomes Reported by Hospitals 2011. N.p.: Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, n.d. PDF.