2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM (Enduring)2 ETHICS
This course was designed by the TMA Subcommittee for Academic Physicians to assist physicians, residents, fellows, and medical students who are seeking a course to enhance their patient safety skills.
Seven learning modules address critical issues in patient safety along with suggested practices to reduce the incidence of errors. At the end of each section you'll find a number of questions to see if you learned the concepts and practices presented. Don’t worry if you get any of them wrong. The module will explain the answers to you and give you a chance to correct your mistakes to be sure that you understand the message in each problem area. The objective is to improve patient safety.
Module 1 Patient Safety and Medical Errors Introduction Module 2 Patient Safety and Communications Module 3 Evaluation and Diagnosis Module 4 Medications and Treatment Module 5 Procedures and Supervision Module 6 Systems-Based Improvement, Interprofessional Practice and Teamwork, and Electronic Health Record Systems Module 7 Provider Fatigue (choose version below)Select the appropriate module for your practice setting.Version A (For most physicians in community practice)Version B (For academic physicians, residents, fellows, and medicalstudents)
Questions? For questions regarding course modules or content, contact Marcia Collins, Medical Education Department, at (512) 370-1375 or marcia.collins[at]texmed[dot]org.
For technical support questions or information about accessing your CME transcript through your TMA Education Center account, please call (877) 880-1335 or email support[at]inreachce[dot]com.
The electronic documents listed in the following bibliography were used in the preparation of this program and are provided to promote the education of the health care community about this important issue and to help individuals and institutions develop and adopt best practices to reduce the incidence of medical errors.
Module 1 Patient Safety Resources: General Information
Module 2 Patient Safety and Communications
Module 3 Evaluation and Diagnosis
Module 4 Medications and Treatment
Module 5 Procedures and Supervision
Module 6 Systems-Based Improvement, Interprofessional Practice and Teamwork, and Electronic Health Record Systems
Module 7 Provider Fatigue
Policies and standards of the Texas Medical Association, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, and the American Medical Association require that speakers and planners for continuing medical education activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial entities whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of the CME activity.
The authors and activity planners have no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research, or services may be discussed in this study.
This course was designed by the TMA Subcommittee for Academic Physicians. Participating members include:
Lisa R. Nash, DO, ChairSenior Associate Dean, Educational ProgramsTexas College of Osteopathic Medicine University of North Texas HSC Ft. Worth
Syed S. Azhar, MD Professor, Department of Family Medicine, and Medical Director, Family Medicine Clinic DickinsonThe University of Texas Medical Branch
Frank C. Babb, MDAssociate ProfessorDirector, Family Medicine Clerkship and Predoctoral TeamTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock
Diane Bodurka, MDVice President/Chief Education & Training OfficerProfessor, Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive MedicineUT MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston
Joslyn (Joey) W. Fisher, MDAssociate Professor of MedicineBen Taub General HospitalBaylor College of Medicine Houston
Kaparaboyna Ashok Kumar, MD, FRCSDistinguished Teaching Professor and Medical Director, Verde Hills PCCThe University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Jeffrey Levin, MD, MSPH, DrPHChair, Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and Department of Occupational Health Sciences The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
John C. Luk, MDAssistant Dean of Interprofessional IntegrationCourtesy Associate Professor, Department of Medical EducationThe University of Texas at Austin-Dell Medical School
Austin L. Metting, MDAssistant Professor and Program Director, Internal Medicine ResidencyTexas A&M College of Medicine /Baylor Scott & White Health
Curtis R. Mirkes, DOAssistant ProfessorTexas A&M College of Medicine/Baylor Scott & White Health
Elizabeth “Beth” Nelson, MDAssociate Dean of Undergraduate Medical EducationDistinguished Teaching ProfessorThe University of Texas at Austin-Dell Medical School
Surendra Varma, MDExecutive Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education & Resident AffairsUniversity Distinguished Professor & Vice Chair, PediatricsTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock
Special thanks to:
Course editor: Lisa R. Nash, DO
Module 5 AuthorMichele C. Bosworth, MDAssociate Professor, Family MedicineExecutive Director, The Center for Population, Analytics, and Quality Advancement The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
Module 6 Co-AuthorSaurin M. Gandhi, DOThe University of Texas at Austin-Dell Medical School
Got questions about the Patient Safety and Medical Errors course? Call or email the Knowledge Center.
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