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Mind Your Patient Cues: Missed Diagnoses in Primary Care

Mind Your Patient Cues: Missed Diagnoses in Primary Care

This course is available for purchase individually or as part of a package of courses:
Earn 38.50 CE for Nurse Practitioners 25.25 pharmacology credits with this NPACE 27-course bundle. Topics include new drug and immunization updates, obesity, diabetes, dermatology, anxiety and depression, sports injuries, and more. Learn more and view all courses included in this bundle.
Earn 33.50 CE for Nurse Practitioners and 25.25 pharmacology credits with the NPACE 22-course bundle. New drug updates, pain management, and dermatology are among the topics explored. Learn more and view all courses included in this package.
This 15-course NPACE bundle can earn you 24.25 CE for Nurse Practitioners and 18.25 pharmacology credits. Topics include antibiotics, dermatology, immunizations, women's health, and more. Learn more and view all courses included in this package.



Time to Complete

1 hour


June 9, 2016


August 15, 2019

Re-review Date

This activity was re-reviewed in January 2019.

Maximum Credits

1.00 / CE for Nurses; includes 0.50 pharmacology credits

Accredited Provider

This program is jointly provided by Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) and Haymarket Medical Education.

Commercial Supporter

There is no commercial support for this activity.


Produced in conjunction with myCME and NPACE

Program Description

In this session, participants will learn about common diagnostic errors, how to avoid making those common diagnostic errors, and the potential legal risks associated with making diagnostic errors in a primary care setting.

Program recorded at the NPACE Primary Care Conference held March 11-14, 2016 in New Orleans, LA.

Educational Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss the common diagnostic errors that occur in primary care.
  • Identify diagnostic processes to avoid misdiagnoses during the patient-provider encounter.
  • Describe the essential medical legal elements of risk management in primary care.


Terry Mahan Buttaro, PhD, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, DPNAP
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Massachusetts
Boston, MA

Terry Buttaro has no relationships with commercial interests.

Planners and Managers Disclosures

The planners of this activity reported the following relationships with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Marjorie Crabtree, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, has nothing to disclose.
Karen Windle, RNC, MS, WHNP-BC, has nothing to disclose.
Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP-BC, FAANP, has nothing to disclose.
Jodi Osterhout Vanasse, MSN, ANP-BC, has nothing to disclose.
Bonnie Gordon has nothing to disclose.
Molly Coyle has nothing to disclose.




CE for Nurse Practitioners

Accreditation Statement

Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NPACE, the Provider of awarding contact hours, is responsible for adherence to ANCC criteria.

Designation Statement

NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.00 CNE credit, of which 0.50 is pharmacology credit. Participants should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. NPACE and myCME do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better is required. There is a fee for this activity. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test survey, and have received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can then access at any time.

Contact Information

Credit Questions?
If you have any questions relating to the provision of continuing nursing education contact hours of this activity, please contact NPACE at 508-907-6424 or email:

Other Questions?
If you have any questions regarding the program delivery or format, please contact

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