Patient Safety and Medical Errors (4th Edition)

  • To Claim CME Credit

    2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM (Enduring)
    2 ETHICS

    1. View each course module in its entirety.
    2. Sign in to the TMA Education Center using your TMA website login information. Once there, simply add the Patient Safety and Medical Errors course to your shopping cart, and submit the CME processing fee ($0 for TMA members, $99 for non-members).
    3. Next, go to "my products" and click the “Test/Eval/CME” button for this course. Complete the evaluation, then click the "Get Certificate" button to print a copy of your CME transcript.
  • Not Claiming CME Credit?

    1. There is no charge for those wishing to take the course without earning CME credit. Each module may be completed independently and should take no more than twenty minutes to complete. Within each module, you will have the opportunity to request a certificate of completion.
    2. Complete the activity evaluation.
  • An Online Course for Physicians, Residents, and Medical Students

    This course was designed by the TMA Subcommittee for Academic Physicians to assist physicians, residents, 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.

  • Resources

    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 Errors

    Module 5 Procedures and Supervision

    Module 6 Systems-Based Improvement, Interprofessional Practice and Teamwork, and Electronic Health Records

    Module 7 Patient Safety and Provider Fatigue

  • Disclosure of Commercial Affiliations

    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.

  • Course Authors

    This course was designed by the TMA Subcommittee for Academic Physicians. Participating members include:

    Lisa R. Nash, DO, Chair
    Associate Dean, Educational Programs
    Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
    University of North Texas HSC Ft. Worth

    Syed S. Azhar, MD
    Interim Residency Program Director, Family Medicine
    The University of Texas Medical Branch

    Diane Bodurka, MD
    Vice President, Medical Education
    Professor, Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Science
    UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston

    Joslyn (Joey) W. Fisher, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine & Medical Ethics
    Ben Taub General Hospital
    Baylor College of Medicine Houston

    Kathryn V. Horn, MD
    Associate Dean for Student Affairs
    Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
    Paul Foster Medical School El Paso

    William J. Krippner, Jr., MD
    Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Management
    The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

    Kaparaboyna Ashok Kumar, MD, FRCS
    Professor and Chair for Medical Student Education
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

    Jeffrey Levin, MD, MSPH
    Senior Vice President for Clinical and Academic Affairs
    Medical Director, Infection Control/Employee Health
    Professor and Chair, Occupational Health Sciences
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

    Steve A. Lieberman, MD
    Senior Dean for Administration
    John P. McGovern Distinguished Chair in Oslerian Medicine
    The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston

    John C. Luk, MD
    Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Integration
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    The University of Texas at Austin-Dell Medical School

    Austin L. Metting, MD
    Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
    Texas A&M Health Science Center/Baylor Scott & White Health

    Curtis R. Mirkes, DO
    Assistant Professor, Associate Residency Program Director
    Texas A&M Health Science Center/Scott & White

    Elizabeth “Beth” Nelson, MD
    Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education
    The University of Texas at Austin-Dell Medical School

    Surendra Varma, MD
    Executive Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education & Resident Affairs
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock

    Special thanks to:

    Course editor: Lisa R. Nash, DO

    Module 2 Co-Author
    Jennifer Cowart, MD
    Mayo Clinic
    Jacksonville, Florida

    Module 5 Author,
    Michele Bosworth, MD
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
    Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer
    Co-Chief Medical Information Officer
    Professor, Family Medicine



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