Activity ID



December 31, 2024

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: National Patient Safety Foundation

Description of CME Course

The NPSF Patient Safety Curriculum is a 10-module, online course intended to equip the learner with the foundational knowledge necessary to understand the context, key principles, and competencies associated with the discipline of patient safety, and how these tenets and skills are applied to everyday practice. It takes the learner through the history of the patient safety movement, describes the science and disciplines used in this work, presents current best practices, and outlines strategies for overcoming barriers to safe care. The curriculum modules are aligned with educational standards for patient safety competencies and are anchored by didactic audio/PowerPoint lectures given by NPSF board members and members of the quizzes to focus learners on key patient safety principles. This knowledge is imperative for those working in, or in partnership with, the health care system of today.

Diplomate Engagement

In addition to the video lecture, learners may download the transcript, slides, and audio separately.

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Educational Objectives

To describe the concept and importance of patient safety science.
To identify critical domains of safety science.
To apply patient safety science to specific health care situations.


Patient Safety, Systems Thinking, Safety Science, Patient Engagement, Health Information Technology, Medical Knowledge, Pediatric Rehabilitation


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

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban

National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes

Assessment, Patient Safety/Medical Errors, Quality Improvement, Healthcare Systems, Leadership & Organizational Development, Technology

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