Adverse Events in Healthcare
In this 3 hour session, participants will learn that an Adverse Event is an "involuntary" event that may have a harmful and negative outcome when a patient receives medical care. Court and medical interpreters will learn the concepts and terminology involved in these situations; and the circumstances that may give rise to AEs
3 Units of continuing education approved by State Language Access Programs for court interpreters certified in the following states:
CA, CO, MD, NE, NV, OR, TX, WA.
3 Units of continuing education approved by CEAP for CCHI certified interpreters.
0.3 Units of continuing education approved by IMIA for NBCMI certified interpreters.
3.0 Units of continuing education approved by Oregon Health Authority (OHA) for certified medical interpreters.
Continuing education approved by the ATA is available with live classes.
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What We'll Learn
Understand what an adverse event is and how it is different from medical malpractice and negligence.
Learn concepts related to adverse events and the proper Spanish equivalences for this terminology
Study how hospitals and healthcare facilities deal with adverse events and the role of the interpreter.
Understand that these events occur frequently in healthcare settings and usually involve medical procedures, surgeries, or medications and many times end up in litigations.