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Preventing Medical Errors CME for Physicians – 2 Credit Hours

Activity Overview

This course fulfills the ACCME, Florida Board of Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants requirement to provide medical professionals with a clearer understanding of medical errors, the devastating effects that these errors can have on both patients and health care providers, and how to use root cause analysis to identify and prevent common medical errors.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define medical error
  2. Discuss the frequency of medical errors in the United States
  3. Identify the most common types of medical errors
  4. Discuss the proper reporting of medical errors
  5. Describe the role of root cause analysis in identifying and preventing medical errors
  6. Describe the unique safety needs of special patient populations
  7. Discuss public perceptions regarding medical errors
  8. Discuss steps that physicians should take after committing a medical error

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Financial Support Disclosure

None of the planners or faculty 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.

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



2.0 Credit Hours for the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Target Audience

Medical Doctor
Physician Assistant

Activity Type

Enduring Written Material


2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
FL Board of Medicine
ACCME Activity ID 202286244
Approval No. 50-20641
CE Broker No. 20-739668


Dr. Robert Surratt, MD



Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Continuing Education Company, Inc. and AchieveCE.  Continuing Education Company, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Education Company, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course’s credit expiration date is 03/17/2023 and the ACCME ID # is 202286244.

Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 80% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

CE Broker Reporting

If you are licensed under a board supported by CE Broker, feel free to log into your CE Broker account to view your reported courses or to contact their support staff.

Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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