Continuing Education 

Preventing Clinical Errors in Practice

Dr. Munsterman's course addresses the prevention of clinical errors in a chiropractic practice. In the presentation, He identifies the most common clinical errors and causes and systematically takes the learner through the patient visit to help the practicing DC understand what could go wrong, and why. Finally, he will discuss strategies to limit risk, misdiagnosis, and safety incidents in a chiropractic practice. 



Module 1 Outline
  • Definition of clinical error
  • Definition of preventable harm
  • Recognize patient safety incidents
  • QUIZ



Module 2 Outline
  • Identify common misdiagnosed conditions
  • Understand how boundaries can be a layer of defense
  • Clinical evaluation process of a chiropractic patient
    • ?HPI
    • CVA screening
    • Vitals
  • QUIZ



Module 3 Outline
  • Discussion of hypertension and effects regarding risk
  • Taking vital signs properly- what could findings indicate?
  • Clinical red flags
  • QUIZ



Module 4 Outline
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cautious Consideration situations/conditions
  • Psychological yellow flags
  • Differential diagnosis and imaging
  • Informed consent process
  • QUIZ



Module 5 Outline
  • Evidence Informed Care and the Standard of Care
  • Treatment pland and care management considerations
  • Manipulations/manual therapy potential risks
  • Recognizing and preventing safety hazards
  • QUIZ



Module 6 Outline
  • Clinical conscientiousness
  • Screening patients
  • Recognition of a significant event
  • Areas for improvement
  • QUIZ




Scott Munsterman, D.C.

CE Hours



Each module contains a video presentation and a short quiz.  You must view the video prior to taking the quiz. 
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