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Florida Mandatory Preventing Medical Errors: Part 2 (NON FL CHAPTER MEMBER)

FL Mandatory Preventing Medical Errors - Part 2: Practicing Safer Medicine

Registration Fee: Non FL Chapter Member $40

Speaker: Vincent Hsu, MD, MPH

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This enduring material was independently planned by the FAFP Continuing Professional Development Committee. For this educational activity, all planners and faculty have disclosed, and peer review of all educational content was conducted to ensure independence, evidence base, fair balance, and absence of commercial bias.

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None of the planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Faculty Disclosure Information
Dr. Vincent Hsu, speaker of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

About the Speaker: Dr. Vincent Hsu is the Healthcare Epidemiologist and Executive Director for Infection Prevention at AdventHealth, also serving as the Associate Dean at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, AdventHealth Orlando Regional campus. He is Assistant Director for the AdventHealth Internal Medicine Residency Program with additional faculty appointments at Florida State University. A graduate of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he completed an infectious disease fellowship at the University of Southern California and a Master of Public Health at UCLA, later training at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer studying outbreaks caused by respiratory and enteric viruses. During the pandemic, Dr. Hsu guided AdventHealth in its response to COVID-19 and served as an advisor in Central Florida for the Orange County Public School Board, government officials, theme parks, and professional sports teams. Current responsibilities include developing strategies to improve vaccination rates, preparing for emerging infections, and building capacity to prevent healthcare acquired infections for the network of 56 AdventHealth hospitals, along with training the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Program Information:
Date of Original Release: January 31, 2018; February 5, 2021
Date of Most Recent Review: January 5, 2024
Date of New Release: February 1, 2024
Expiration Date: February 1, 2027

Target Audience: FAFP/AAFP Members and Non-Member Physicians

Estimated Time to Complete the Activity: 1 hour

Accreditation and Designation Statements:
Accreditation Statement:
The Florida Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:
The Florida Academy of Family Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Activity Overview:
This one-hour enduring material is part of the two-hour Florida Medical Board state mandated required CME on Prevention of Medical Errors, and may be used to partially meet the 2-hour requirement on this topic. As part of an effort to address medical error incidents, the Florida Legislature mandates that every Florida-licensed physician complete two hours of continuing medical education relating to prevention of medical errors. This course is specific to Florida statutes and is designed to satisfy the requirements of the Florida law and features the mandatory content required by the Florida Boards of Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine for prevention of medical errors, including root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, patient safety, and the most commonly mis-diagnosed conditions identified by the two Boards. The purpose of this continuing education activity is to provide Florida physicians with information, tools, and strategies to minimize common performance and diagnostic errors.

Learning Objectives:
After completing this activity, learners will be able to:
Discuss the five most misdiagnosed conditions as determined by the Florida Boards of Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine
Identify prevalent diagnostic and performance errors, explain the necessary elements of a root-cause analysis, and design risk management measures to prevent medical errors
Discuss safety systems which must be in place to reduce errors and review use of new information and communication technologies to allow for these improvement
Design risk management measures to prevent medical errors and increase patient safety
Implement appropriate tools and strategies for preventing medication errors
Review safety systems in healthcare organization
Meet the requirements set forth by Florida Statutes relating to prevention of medical errors

Instructions for Earning Credit:
Watch and listen to the 1-hour webinar in full until completed.
Reflect on the current and best practices discussed and how the information may change your own current practices.
Use the practice cases to challenge your understanding of medical error prevention or clinical practice guidelines.
Complete the CME Activity Evaluation at the end of the webinar.
Your CME certificate will be emailed and will be available for printing after you have submitted the activity evaluation. Please keep your certificates for your records and/or state re-licensure requirements. Do not send certificate copies to the FAFP or the AAFP offices.
CME credits earned from this activity will be reported to AAFP and CE Broker within 30 days, provided you have completed and successfully submitted the evaluation.

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