Existing and Emerging Patient Safety Practices

About the Course:
The purpose of this course is to summarize a range of issues related to patient safety practices (PSPs) that are relevant to practicing clinicians and seeks to support a culture of safety across the healthcare continuum. Topics include issues such as addressing the opioid crisis and emerging health risks (e.g., multidrug-resistant organisms) and overall directives to “put patients first” and to reduce provider burden and burnout.

Learning Objectives:
Completion of this course will better enable the course participant to:
  • Understand the roles that clinical decision support, result notification systems, and education and training play in helping to reduce diagnostic errors. 
  • Describe the potential hazards of alarm fatigue and be able to describe at least three strategies for reducing this risk.
  • Understand how antimicrobial stewardship can help reduce the risk of C. difficile transmission and infection.
  • Describe at least three strategies to reduce the rate of adverse events in older adults.
Accreditation Statement
InforMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation Statement
InforMed designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) information can be viewed here: MOC Recognition Page