Activity ID



December 31, 2018

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

Johns Hopkins University Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety


Offered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, the Patient Safety Certificate Program is designed to help medical professionals lead patient safety efforts in their healthcare organizations. This course is designed to build capacity among clinical practitioners and administrators dedicated to becoming leaders for patient safety and quality in their unit, clinic, or care facility in addressing these challenges. The program includes modules aimed at fostering a strong patient safety culture and engaging patients and family as members of the care team. Learners are introduced to tools and methods that will help them learn and act as agents of change in their organization.

Diplomate Engagement

Ongoing: Course coordinator will receive feedback from students via: a) Official channels such as participation evaluation. b) Unofficial channels such as participant communications via online or platform or email. Critical updates that can be addressed by the course coordinator will be made. A “critical update” is defined an inaccurate information or functionality that curtails the end user’s ability to meet the learning objectives.

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Educational Objectives

Create and sustain a patient safety culture that has patient-centered care as its linchpin.
Apply evidence-based practices to develop and support effective multidisciplinary teams that work in partnership with patients and their families to improve patient safety outcomes.
Develop patient safety initiatives for real and lasting change.
Use a system-based approach to identify and reduce defects in his/her healthcare organization.
Act as a change agent in his/her organization as he/she leads efforts to continuously learn from defects and improve patient safety and quality care by developing action plans for patient safety improvement.


Patient Safety, Adverse Events, Medical Errors, Science of Safety, Communicating, Project Management, Leading Change


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

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban

National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes

Communication Skills, Evaluation of Clinical Performance, Healthcare Workforce, Patient Safety/Medical Errors, Quality Improvement

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