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FRM F055 - Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Errors in Dermatologic Practice

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 22

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 607

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Eliot N. Mostow, MD, FAAD - Handout

  • Stephen E. Helms, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Identify examples of iatrogenic problems in a medical dermatology clinic including diagnostic errors
  • Develop systems within the practice to reduce iatrogenic problems

Experts agree that physicians & practices make errors in a variety of circumstances, some more serious than others. This is the basis of the gap that we plan to reduce/close by using lecture, discussion, and interaction from participants to identify errors or potential errors (DIAGNOSIS) and at least one thing that can be done to reduce (TREATMENT) or prevent (PREVENTION) errors in your practice. The focus is to be practical with the intent of improving efficiency and effectiveness, ultimately improving patient outcomes. We cover cognitive and technical errors with an ultimate focus on methods to reduce both. We encourage interaction.


Saturday, March 22
1:00 PMDiagnosis of Errors (and errors in diagnosis!) / Dr. Mostow and Dr. Helms
2:00 PMTreatment and Prevention of Errors / Dr. Mostow and Dr. Helms