This course comprises seven learning modules that cover key aspects of patient safety. Topics include: patient communications, evaluation and diagnosis, prescribing, procedures and supervision, systems-based improvement, and provider fatigue. This course is designed to provide both insight into the problem of medical errors and suggest best practices to reduce the incidence of errors in health care. There is no charge for those wishing to take the course without earning CME credit. Simply proceed to the course modules via the “materials” tab. Or register for the course to earn CME credit. Released: July 8, 2007 Reviewed: July 1, 2021 Expiration: Sept. 1, 2024 Target Audience This program is developed for physicians, residents, medical students, and other health professionals who are seeking a course to enhance patient safety skills. Course Objectives
Describe the impact of patient safety and medical errors issues
Identify methods to communicate clearly with other members of the patient care team
Determine how to improve the quality of their current record-keeping practices
Devise processes and systems to enhance patient safety
Teaching Methods Seven learning modules cover key aspects of patient safety. They can be taken independently, and each module should take no more than twenty minutes to complete. At the end of each section are questions designed to test the participant's knowledge of the concepts and practices presented. If a question is answered incorrectly, the correct answer will be shown and explained, providing an opportunity to correct mistakes. This will ensure an understanding of the message in each problem area.
2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring) The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Texas Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
On select courses, the Texas Medical Association requires physician to complete 70-percent of the test questions correctly to receive credit for this course.