Medical Errors
Medical Errors

Medical Errors

by Michael Erdek, MD, MA

Medical errors are a serious issue in healthcare and can lead to harm or even death of patients. Medical students must learn about medical errors and their causes to help prevent them in their future practice.

By studying medical errors, medical students can understand the impact of mistakes on patient outcomes and safety. They can also learn about various strategies to prevent medical errors, including establishing appropriate policies and procedures, protocols, and regular training. Moreover, understanding medical errors can help medical students develop a culture of transparency and open communication in healthcare, improving patient safety and outcomes.

Ultimately, medical students aware of medical errors can become better healthcare professionals dedicated to providing safe and effective care to their patients while minimizing the risk of medical errors.

Course Details

  • Videos 4
  • Duration 0:21 h
  • Quiz questions 11
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Medical Errors

 Michael Erdek, MD, MA

Michael Erdek, MD, MA

Dr. Michael Erdek is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine and the Director of Pain Medicine for the R.J. Zuckerberg Cancer Center at Northwell Health in New York.

Dr. Erdek received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 and his MA in Moral Philosophy from St. Mary’s University in 2018. He trained in Surgery and in Anesthesiology prior to completing his subspecialty training in Pain Medicine and then Critical Care Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University. Being an Associate Professor at the Berman Institute of Bioethics for 5 years, he is particularly interested in the provision of palliative care and the ethics of the safe treatment of pain.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Erdek teaches Clinical Ethics.

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