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CME: Preventing Medical Errors and Improving Patient Safety

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The article, “Prevention of Medical Errors and Patient Safety” was authored by Linda Edwards, MD and Francys Calle Martin, Esq., LHRM has been approved for 2 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.TM 

Linda Edwards, MD is the Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs and Associate Professor for the Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL. Francys Calle Martin, Esq., LHRM is the Senior Loss Prevention Attorney and Vice President of Florida Academic Healthcare Patient Safety Organization.


  1. Define medical error and discuss the multiple factors propelling medical error prevention and patient safety efforts.
  2. Review The Joint Commission and state agency standards, regulations relating to sentinel and adverse events, and the process of root cause analysis.
  3. Review the Board of Medicine’s most misdiagnosed conditions and provide examples of each and the consequences for both the patient and the healthcare provider.

Date of Release: March 1, 2019

Date Credit Expires: March 1, 2021

CME Credit Eligibility:
A minimum passing grade of 70% must be achieved. Only one re-take opportunity will be granted. 

Faculty Disclosure:
Linda Edwards, MD and Francys Calle Martin, Esq., LHRM report no significant relations to disclose, financial or otherwise with any commercial supporter or product manufacturer associated with this activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest:
St. Vincent’s Healthcare (SVHC) requires speakers, faculty, CME Committee and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this educations activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly evaluated by SVHC for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the presentation and educational materials used as basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. 

Joint Sponsorship Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of St. Vincent’s Healthcare and the Duval County Medical Society. St. Vincent’s Healthcare designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.TM Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.