Activity ID



November 15, 2024

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics

Description of CME Course

This course is comprised of an in-depth dialog of key critical topics identified as impacting patient healthcare safety. In this activity, a participant will discover the burden of medical errors on the patient and healthcare system, contributing factors for medical errors, myths regarding patient safety, pathways to reducing errors, communication techniques to improve patient safety, the importance of teamwork in the safety of the patient, identifying adverse events and how to disclose adverse events. Cases cover instructive yet challenging situations relevant to both clinical genetics and laboratory genetics and genomics. This activity allows the participant to assess their comprehension and application of the material presented in the module.

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Educational Objectives

Elaborate on the burden of medical errors
List the key factors contributing to medical errors
Describe key paths to error reduction
Identify ways in which communication can reduce medical errors
Elaborate on the critical impact of teamwork on patient safety
Describe the key steps in reporting and disclosing adverse events


Patient Safety, Medical Error, Teamwork


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban

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