Activity

Activity ID

2012

Expires

October 31, 2018

Format Type

Internet

CME Credit

1

Fee

$270 Subscript.
CME Provider

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Description

This course provides an overview of the key concepts in the field of patient safety. You’ll learn the relationship between error and harm, and how unsafe conditions and human error lead to harm — through something called the Swiss cheese model. You’ll learn how to classify different types of unsafe acts that humans commit, including error, and how the types of unsafe acts relate to harm.

Finally, you’ll learn about how the field of patient safety has expanded its focus from reducing error to also encompass efforts to reduce harm.

The IHI Open School offers a range of online courses created by world-renowned faculty in improvement capability, patient safety, triple aim for populations, person- and family-centered care, leadership, and quality, cost, and value. Each course takes approximately 1 to 2 hours to complete and consists of three to five lessons that end with assessments.

Diplomate Engagement

Learners must complete the course and achieve a passing score of 75% on each post-lesson assessment to receive a certificate of completion.

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Educational Objectives

Explain the Swiss cheese model of error.
Define active failures and latent error and discuss their roles in causing harm.
List the main types of unsafe acts utilizing James Reason’s classification system.
Identify at least one example of how health care has reduced harm.

Keywords

Health Care Errors, Patient Safety, Teamwork, Communication, Patient, Adverse Event, Root Cause Analysis, SBAR, Human Factor, Swiss Cheese Model, Standard Work, Culture of Safety, Process Improvement, Critical Language, Psychological Safety, Handoff, Transparency

Competencies

Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physician Well-being activity

Organizational Culture of Wellness

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes

Patient Safety/Medical Errors

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