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Medical Errors

2 Hour CE Course

Average rating based on the following evaluation questions:

  1. The presentation of the subject was clear and to the point.
  2. Content was interesting to me.
  3. I gained new knowledge.
  4. The materials held my attention.
  5. I can use this information in my practice.
  6. This program met my personal expectations.
  7. Overall quality of course content and materials were excellent.

Enrollment Options

Fully Online Materials and Test

Contents: online manual; plus online multiple-choice test


Materials and Test Shipped to You

Contents: Manual and workbook with multiple-choice test shipped to you.



This course is designed to give a brief overview of medical errors and how they affect massage therapists.

In this course we will cover the scope of problems regarding medical errors. The course will introduce the types of medical errors that commonly occur including medication errors, surgical errors, diagnostic errors and system failures. Recommendations for limiting or possibly eliminating these types of errors are also included.

Today many organizations where medical errors can occur try to identify problems and form solutions using a system called Root Cause Analysis (RCA). This course will address the terms associated with RCA as well as explain its process. Criticisms of this system of error recognition and solutions will also be discussed.

Finally, we will look at how this recent attention to medical errors affects us as massage therapists. Massage therapists must determine the types of errors that may take place in their own practice and learn ways to address the errors in order to stop them from occurring in the future.

This course benefits all practicing massage therapists as healthcare providers. It is intended to help massage therapists understand the importance of medical errors, as healthcare providers to the public.

(NOTE: This course is required for Florida Massage licensure renewal.)

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This is my first online CEU course and I am beyond impressed. I really enjoyed the fact that the material was direct yes was written in a way that was not boring. I learned quite a bit in a very short period of time. I do think this should be a required course for all massage therapists especially as we become more accepted in the medical community. Great job!!

S. Dombrauskas, LMT, AMTA

This is my first home study course from your company and I'm very pleased. I will be ordering more I'm sure. It's great!

D. Russell, LMP, NCTMB, AMTA

The reason I chose the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies was the ability to earn my CE online without driving to a specific location and spending extra money for gas/hotels/airfares. This course exceeded my expectations. Medical Errors material was immediately available online for me to read, and I could take the test on the same day as well. Everything was very easy and convenient. As far as my other CE, I will use the Institute for Integrative Healthcare for all of them. In overall, taking my CE online made my life so much easier!

K. Yakimovich, LMT

This course opened my eyes to how big of a problem medical mistakes can be and to avoid them in my own practice.

T. Tanner NCTMB

I've never taken a course online before so I had no idea what to expect. But it was great! All the information was very clear and easy to follow! Thank you for helping me further my education!


This course should be mandatory for all licensed therapists who practice massage. This CEU brought some necessary insight on the way I want to practice. Thank you.

K. Miller, LMT, NCTMB

Really good information! Many things I wasn't aware of. For instance about percentage of Attorney's fees for medical malpractice premiums. Also, Doctor's premiums. Crazy!!!

Karen McAfee, LMT, NCTMB


Brenda Ithier Nayak, LMT

Easy to read, clear, informative.

Amy Keith

This course Excellent Thanks you

Marina Vargas

Great Course!

Angela Logsdon, LMT, NCTMB

This was a very interesting class study and hope for updates to Medical Errors. I will certainly use this info in my practice as I have in the past.

Sharon Schuk, LMT

Very well organized

Howard Migneault, CMT

Very good, important information.

Karen Ingerman, LMT

I have been in the medical field for over 26 years thus, I am familiar with the terms and topic however, I found the stats most interesting.

Norma Vela, LMT, NCTMB

This course exceeded my expectations. I would recommend it to all LMTS. It increased my knowledge base and is more interesting than one would might initially think

Karen Kohl, LMT

Enjoyed it!

Karen Anselmo, LMT

Extremely easy to follow and understand with plenty of time to double-check all your work.

James Smith, LMT

Good course, interesting statistics.

Robert Foster, LMT

Very easy to follow. Not a lot of filler. Clean and simple. Just the way I like it!

LaToya Woodley, LMT, RMT, NCTMB, ABMP

Thought this course was very resourceful, an full of great knowledge.

Mark A. Georg, LMT, MBLex, ABMP

Everything was very helpful

Christina Mccray, LMT

Very straightforward! Easy to finish.

Ashley Brown, LMT, NCTMB

I love taking these courses online. It's convenient. I study the material on my own time. It's informative. And I appreciate that it is made available.

Jackie Voulgaris, LMT, NCTMB

The material was better than I expected. I was very satisfied.

Lewis Harrison, LMT

Great price! And very easy and to the point.

Melanie Dean

Simple easy course to complete.

Raffaele Gilardoni, LMT, NCTMB

As usual, your information is clear, concise, and up to date. thank you.

Janet Drury, LMT, NCTMB

Great course.

Damian Medina, LMT

Course outline was easy to follow and the information matched up correctly with the online test. Enjoyable course.

Janet Clements, LMT

Good course... well written.

Jodi Mathews, LMT, NCTMB

Great course on Medical Errors!

Anna Jackson, LMT

Renewing my license after a 3 year laps. The course was very easy to pick right back up after not being in practice for a while.

Kimberly Peters, LMT

Super convenient way to take this course.

Karen Mobilia

Great information and always a pleasure dealing with your organization!

Susan Fasold, LMT

Excellent in content and presentation!

Robin Hoekstra, LMT

Excellent test quality.

Francisco Vilaro, LMT

I love and enjoy the variety of courses available.

Ryley Jo Frost, LMT

The figures on medical errors astounds me! I really appreciate this course and it encourages me to stay on a healing path outside of traditional Western medicine. Thank you for this important and vital course. Everyone should take this one!

Skye Lin Walker, LMT, BCTMB

What a necessary course for massage therapists to educate themselves about. Our patients/clients are always talking about the medical procedures that they have had. This course informs our profession about the extent that errors occur. As a former hospital massage therapist, you never hear this from within the organization.

Shirley Williams, LMT, BCTMB

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Learning Objectives

  • Define "Medical Error."
  • Identify and differentiate between the four different types of medical errors.
  • Compare and critique recommendations made to reduce each type of Error: Medication Errors, Surgical Errors, Diagnostic Errors and Systems Errors.
  • Explain Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and how it is useful when dealing with medical errors.
  • Interpret how the problems of medical errors and proposed solutions with impact massage therapists.
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