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Section: CME Category: Practice Management

Risk Management for the Podiatric Physician: Part 2 Avoiding Medical Errors

Robert Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh

This lecture fulfills part of the podiatric Medical Errors and Risk Management continuing education requirement of the states of Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire Texas and Wyoming (as of 2021. See Podiatry CME State Requirements for updates). Risk Management typically includes strategies for avoiding medical errors as well as studies in practicing medicine in an ethical manner. This presentation is Part 2 of 2 and focuses on the central theme of patient safety and how to provide a medical error free environment in your practice. An appraisal of medical errors and mitigating tools for the podiatric physician is grounded in clinical base statistics as well as reports from both medical and legal text; so that the physician may develop mitigating tools to avoid medical errors. The goal of these 2 hour long presentations is to fulfill the Medical Errors CME requirement for podiatric physicians.

For Florida podiatrists, no more than 8 hours (20% of the hours of continuing education required per biennium) of home study programs may be credited toward the licensee’s biennial continuing education requirement for license renewal. A test must be completed and passed demonstrating competency in the topic taught in order to receive credit for the course.

CME (Credits: 1.25)

Method of Participation

Complete the 4 steps to earn your CE/CME credit:

  1. Complete the Pre-Test
  2. View the Lecture
  3. Complete the Quiz (Min. 70% Passing Score)
  4. Complete the program Survey
Goals and Objectives
  1. Identify the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions as determined nationally as well as Identified by the Florida Board of Medicine during the previous biennium.
  2. Define the process and benefit of root cause analysis.
  3. Address error-prone situations and mitigating practices to create safe systems of care by employing an error reduction and prevention strategy.
  4. Identify cognitive and system-related causes of diagnostic error.
  5. Explain the impact of electronic medical records (EMR) on medical errors made during hospitalizations and the role of EMR in patient safety.
  • Accreditation and Designation of Credits
  • CME (Credits: 1.25)

    PRESENT e-Learning Systems is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PRESENT e-Learning Systems has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.25 continuing education contact hours

    Release Date: 06/02/2021 Expiration Date: 06/23/2025

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  • Disclosure Information
  • It is the policy of PRESENT e-Learning Systems and it's accreditors to insure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its individually sponsored or jointly sponsored educational programs. All faculty participating in any PRESENT e-Learning Systems sponsored programs are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic. The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation. It is merely intended that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of the facts.


    Robert Smith has nothing to disclose.