Identifying Medical Errors: Knowing Is Half The Battle

Target Audience

This activity is intended for osteopathic physicians and related health care professions.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common types of medical errors
  • Understand factors that increase the risk of medical errors
  • Recognize how errors occur in medication prescribing and delivery
  • Understand best practice in preventing medical errors


Participants are required to complete the program in its entirety, including a post-test and program evaluation in order to receive continuing education credit. Osteopathic physicians must complete the post-test with a passing grade of 70%. The post-test may be taken a maximum of three times. A certificate of completion will be provided to participants based on documentation of completion.

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine

The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The NBOME designates this online activity for 1 credit of AOA category 1-B credit