ExpiresMarch 31, 2021
Medical Risk Management, Inc.
Root cause analysis (RCA) works by first identifying and defining a recurrent problem, then systematically analyzing the factors that may be causing or contributing to the problem so that they can be corrected. RCA can be used to solve a variety of problems in both professional and personal settings, and is usually done by asking “why?” until you get to the true cause of the problem.
Correct answers to the post-test
ABMS Member Board Approvals by Type
ABMS MOC Part II CME Activity
Allergy and Immunology
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry and Neurology
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.
Understand how root cause analysis can be used to solve recurring problems by identifying the underlying sources
of the problems
Use root cause analysis prospectively to identify and avoid potential problems before they occur
Discuss the importance of teamwork in establishing and following written protocols and cross-checking each other's
in protecting against human errors
Describe the best process for creating and using checklists
RCA, Root Cause Analysis, Human Error, Checklists
Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Systems-based Practice
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military
National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes
Patient Safety/Medical Errors, Systems Based Practice