ExpiresDecember 31, 2024
CME Provider: Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Description of CME Course
No one embarks on a health care career intending to harm patients. But much too often, patients die or suffer injuries from the care they receive. In this course, you’ll learn why becoming a student of patient safety is critical for everyone involved in health care today.
First, you’ll learn about the human and financial toll of medical error and adverse events around the world. Next, you’ll learn why blame is rarely the appropriate (or helpful) response to error. Finally, you’ll learn four essential behaviors that any health care professional can adopt right away to improve the safety of patients.
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.
Learners must complete the course and achieve a passing score of 75% on each post-lesson assessment to receive a certificate of completion.
ABMS Member Board Approvals by Type
ABMS Lifelong Learning CME Activity
Allergy and Immunology
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Psychiatry and Neurology
ABMS Self-Assessment Activity
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
Summarize the scope of medical errors and preventable harm to patients in health care.
Describe the impact of medical errors on patients, families, and providers.
Explain why blaming and punishing individuals for errors rarely improves patient safety.
Identify four ways any provider can improve safety for patients in his or her direct care.
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
Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Systems-based Practice
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Physician Well-being activity
Organizational Culture of Wellness
Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Rural, Urban, VA/Military
National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes
Patient Safety/Medical Errors