Medical Errors for Mental Health Professionals

$3.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Intermediate

Florida: Approved for ME credit for LMFT, LMHC, LCSW 

CEU Course Description

This course is a fusing together of a short FDA Medication Errors Guide and a more comprehensive paper detailing the scope, definition, investigation process and laws surrounding medical errors. Special emphasis is given to medical errors prevalent in the Mental and Behavioral health professions. The paper focuses on Florida but the definitions, protocols and preventions outlined are applicable anywhere.

Article Author:  Food and Drug Administration Technical Expert/Advisory Panel (
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1. Demonstrate familiarity with the FDA's role in mitigating medication errors and common examples of medications that are misused.

2. Explain the scope and definitions of the medical errors problem.

3. Define root cause analysis and its use in medical errors prevention.

4. Understand Florida legal definitions as well as Joint Commission findings, particularly as they relate to mental and behavioral health professionals.

5. Enumerate greater risk populations and most common misdiagnosed conditions and remediations, particularly as they relate to mental and behavioral health professionals.

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.

To see approvals for a different license type in your state, visit our state by state provider approval listings here.


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Added On: 2013-04-24

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