Patient Safety Fundamentals
This session will walk through the definitions of adverse events and medical error. Utilizing a case-based format, the attendee will understand the role of 5 Whys, Fishbone diagram, Process Flow Map and Root Cause Analysis to evaluate a case. There will also be an initial review of diagnostic error and cognitive bias to help the attendee understand the role that individuals play in medical error to connect to the next session of Advanced Patient Safety. Finally, utilizing a “strength of interventions” scale, the attendee will understand the many choices for interventions one has to design a safer system.
Estimated Time to Complete: 45 minutes
- Define a vocabulary to teach your trainees about patient safety
- Practice with tools and activities that can be used to educate and engage trainees in patient safety
- Connect diagnostic error and cognitive bias to patient safety
- Design a safer healthcare delivery system utilizing a strength scale of interventions
The faculty and planners of these activities have no relevant relationships to disclose unless denoted below. All relevant relationships were mitigated prior to the start of this activity.
Ruth Franks Snedecor, MD
Jennifer Myers, MD, FHM
The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.75 Non-physician