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Prevention of Medical Errors**

Total Credits: 2 including 2 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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MOMA - Mississippi
Darrell Lovins
1 Hour 41 Minutes
Never expires.


Learning Objectives:

For purposes of this rule, a two-hour Prevention of Medical Errors course shall include the study of the following:

  • Root cause analysis,
  • Error reduction and prevention
  • Patient safety. The course shall address
  • Medication errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Diagnostic inaccuracies
  •  System failures
  • Shall provide recommendations for creating safety systems in health care organizations
  • The course must include information relating to the five most mis-diagnosed conditions during the previous biennium, as determined by the Board. The following areas have been determined as the five most misdiagnosed conditions: 

Accreditation Statement for DOCME programs:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The Mississippi Osteopathic Medical Association (MOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.


Dr. Lovins has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation. 

Grievance Statement:

All grievances may be directed to MOMA's Executive Director at All grievances will receive an initial response within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.


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Retired Dean

William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Lovins started working in hospitals in La Mesa, California in 1971 as an orderly. He then trained as an EMT as was eligible to sit the first ever NREMT exam. He subsequently trained as a deiner and has assisted in nearly 250 autopsies. He received his BA in biochemistry from Bethel College in 1978 and was the first ever student accepted to a DO school from his college. He graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Missouri in 1983 and trained in family medicine at the Naval Hospital, Pensacola, FL. He did a Faculty Development and Research Fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, WA and earned a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA in 1992. Dr. Lovins practiced full-scope family medicine in environments ranging from academic medical centers to 19–bed hospitals in rural America. Dr. Lovins considers his best practice location to be the USS Tortuga, LSD 46 when it was underway for a Mediterranean deployment. He retired from the United States Navy in 2005 after twenty-six years of duty. He then pursued an academic career as a professor of medicine and held several administrative positions, including Dean, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lovins served on the American Osteopathic Association’s Committee and Council for Post-doctoral training for twenty years where he fought AOA injustices toward military DOs. Dr. Lovins has studied and played the great highland bagpipes for over twenty years and competes throughout the southeast. He, with his bride of forty-nine years, retired to the Chattanooga area to be near his children and grandchildren. 



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