Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. (Makary and Daniel, 2016). It causes approximately 251 000 deaths per annum which is 7 times more than the number of deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents and in the US the average cost amounts to 30 billion dollars. In South Africa medical negligence claims are rising greatly and the highest documented pay-outs result from medical negligence.
This comprehensive short course aims at equipping medical practitioners with practical steps to avoid common pitfalls that may result in medical negligence. It takes a systematic approach that addresses common and important conditions and presentations to consider when you work in the ED.
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
This comprehensive short course is designed on a blended model. Students will first engage with the study material on our online platform and this is then followed by a 2-day interactive workshop with subject matter experts.
Module 1: The ED as an error prone environment.
Module 2: PEARLS and Pitfalls of airway management.
Module 3: Missed chest catastrophes: MI and PE.
Module 4: Easily missed deadly abdominal conditions.
Module 5: Neurological disasters not to miss.
Module 6: Odds and ends to your “rule-out” list.
The minimum period of completion for the online component is 20 hours followed by a 2-day workshop.
FPD will award successful participants with a certificate of completion after obtaining a minimum cumulative average of 70% on the assessment and attendance of the full 2-day workshop.
R 4 000 inclusive of all VAT and taxes.
This course is offered as open enrolment and students need to complete the online component prior to attendance of the scheduled workshops which will be confirmed January 2022.
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