Activity

Activity ID

2015

Expires

December 31, 2024

Format Type

Internet

CME Credit

1.5

Fee

$270 Subscript.

CME Provider: Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Description of CME Course

This course introduces students to a systematic response to error called root cause analysis (RCA). The goal of RCA is to learn from adverse events and prevent them from happening in the future. The three lessons in this course explain RCA in detail, using case studies and examples from both industry and health care. By the end, you’ll learn a step-by-step approach to completing an RCA after an error – and improving the process that led to the error.Note: Because RCAs are usually conducted in teams, it may be beneficial to take this course with a small group.

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 how adverse events can be used as learning opportunities.
Determine which adverse events are appropriate for root cause analysis (RCA).
Describe how RCA works and be able to follow it at a local hospital or clinic.
Explain how you can use RCA to address system problems in health care.

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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