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Fundamentals of Patient Safety is an interactive, online CME course covering patient safety principles, reinforced with anesthesia-specific scenarios and examples. Case studies, quizzes and exercises within the course provide ample opportunity to apply patient safety concepts to the practice of anesthesiology. This course helps fulfill the patient safety CME requirement for Part 2 of the ABA MOCA®.
CME Credit:10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS IN PATIENT SAFETY (CPPS)
This activity meets the criteria of the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety for 10.0 CPPS CE hours. Learn more about the CPPS credential.
The Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credential distinguishes health care professionals who meet the competency requirements in the areas of patient safety science and human factors engineering, and who demonstrate the ability to apply this knowledge to effectively plan and implement patient safety initiatives. Candidates may include patient safety professionals, clinicians, non-clinical health care workers, executives, and other professionals with the requisite background.
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) joint initiative (ABMS MOC Directory) to create a wide array of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Activities, Fundamentals of Patient Safety has met the MOC requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) by the following ABMS Member Boards:
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 (only). Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
Activity Release Date:09/19/2015
Activity Expiration Date:09/18/2018
Upon completion of each lesson, you will be able to:
Systems Approach 1
System Approach 2
Error Analysis and Prevention
Faculty & Credentials:
Disclosure and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest:
American Society of Anesthesiologists adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education. In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the ASA implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all persons in a position to control content of this CME activity. All presenters are required to make a verbal disclosure prior to their presentation.
Planning Committee Members: David P. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., Ann Woo, B.A., Richard Prielipp, M.D., M.B.A., Markus Klass, M.D., Ph.D., Jane Easdown, M.D., Lorri Lee, M.D., William O'Byrne, M.D., Tetsu Uejima, M.D. have no financial interest in or affiliation with any commercial supporter or providers of any commercial services discussed in this educational material.
ASA Staff: Ann Woo and Gerry Higgins have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Core Competencies:Patient care or patient-centered care
Target Audience:Practicing anesthesiologists, ophthalmologists, thoracic surgeons, urologists and health care professionals interested in pursuing the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credential.
Method:At the beginning of each module you will be asked to take a pretest prior to advancing to the module content. After the pretest the content for each Section will begin on the main screen. At various points you will be directed to Readings (accessed via the tabs at the top of the screen) which pertain to fundamental concepts of patient safety and supplement the anesthesia-specific information in each Section. All of the Readings will be included in the post-assessment. Resume the slides on the main screen after completing the reading. In each Section there may also be exercises or questions to complete in order to advance to the next slide. After all Sections have been completed, anesthesia case studies are presented to highlight the concepts. The case studies may also contain exercises – TEST MY KNOWLEDGE – you must complete ALL of these to successfully complete the module.Required Hardware/Software:Adobe Flash and Adobe Acrobat Reader.Internet connection, web browser (Chrome, Firefox or Safari) version must have been released within the last three years.NOTE: This program is NOT supported on Internet Explorer 11, iPad and iPhone.Activity Release Date:9/19/2015
Activity Expiration Date:9/18/2018
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