Patient Safety Principles
The Patient Safety Principles Module is an online learning module that begins with a lesson and contains a 10 question post-test with accompanying answers, rationales, and references. When the participant selects an answer, immediate feedback (i.e., a rationale) is given explaining the correct answer.
Format: Internet-based module beginning with a lesson, and followed by a post-test of 8 questions with accompanying answers, rationales, and references.
CME Credit: Three (3) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Passing Score: 80% (8/10) required for CME credit
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Explain the scope of the patient safety problem in the United States
- Compare and contrast medical error and adverse event
- Define types of errors and contributing factors to adverse events
- Describe features promoting a culture of safety
- Compare and contrast methods for measuring errors and adverse events
- Describe safe practices and facilitators to successful implementation
SHM complies with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support by following policies and procedures designed to identify and manage conflicts of interest in Company-supported Society CME programs at all stages in program design and implementation. All programs are developed independent of any sponsor input and do not allow the use of trade names. Furthermore, SHM instructs faculty to present a balanced view of treatment options and reviews material to make sure this is the case. SHM is transparent about all funding received.
CME Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Blackwell Futura Media Services and the Society of Hospital Medicine. Blackwell Futura Media Services is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Blackwell Futura Media Services designates this online activity for 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
William P. Dickey, MD
Michelle M. Guidry, MD
Kevin J. O'Leary MD, MS
2015 Update Editor
Kevin J. O'Leary MD, MS
The authors report having no significant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.
- 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 3.00 Participation (non-CME)