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Primum non nocere. “First, do no harm.”
Patient, or client, safety is one of the greatest challenges and priorities of the United States healthcare system. A 2018 study by Johns Hopkins indicates that medical errors cause more than 250,000 deaths annually in the United States, making it the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) does not track medical errors or infections, so the incidence of medical errors is estimated. Even when using conservative figures and estimates, medical errors take more lives than breast cancer, suicide, or AIDS (separately).
Deaths and injuries from medical errors are largely preventable. Through education and awareness, we can reduce the number of medical errors and untimely deaths.
This course covers medical errors that occur not only in a medical setting, but in a massage clinic or spa. In Prevention of Medical Errors, we discuss measures you can take to protect your clients, your business, and yourself.
Who Needs This Course?
All Florida massage therapist renewing their license must complete a Prevention of Medical Errors course.
Florida Massage License Renewal
Prevention of Medical Errors is one of three required courses to renew your Florida massage license.
Get all three required courses with a Florida Massage License Renewal Package
Florida Massage License – First Time Renewal
For your first license renewal, the only specific course you are required to take is Prevention of Medical Errors (2 CE Hours).
However, you do need to complete 1 CE Hour for every month between your date of licensure and your first renewal date (8/31/2019).
After completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- List five indications, local contraindications, and systemic contraindications for massage therapy
- Name three common errors unique to the massage therapy field and how to eliminate these errors
- Develop and implement a safety checklist for their massage practice
- Define acts of omission and commission, Risk Analysis, and discuss common errors within the medical field and how they can be eliminated
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