Patient Safety and Medical Errors (5th 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, 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.

  • 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

    Module 5 Procedures and Supervision

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

    Module 7 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
    Senior Associate Dean, Educational Programs
    Texas 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 Dickinson
    The University of Texas Medical Branch

    Frank C. Babb, MD
    Associate Professor
    Director, Family Medicine Clerkship and Predoctoral Team
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock

    Diane Bodurka, MD
    Vice President/Chief Education & Training Officer
    Professor, Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine
    UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston

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

    Kaparaboyna Ashok Kumar, MD, FRCS
    Distinguished Teaching Professor and Medical Director, Verde Hills PCC
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

    Jeffrey Levin, MD, MSPH, DrPH
    Chair, Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and Department of Occupational Health Sciences
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

    John C. Luk, MD
    Assistant Dean of Interprofessional Integration
    Courtesy Associate Professor, Department of Medical Education
    The University of Texas at Austin-Dell Medical School

    Austin L. Metting, MD
    Assistant Professor and Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
    Texas A&M College of Medicine /Baylor Scott & White Health

    Curtis R. Mirkes, DO
    Assistant Professor
    Texas A&M College of Medicine/Baylor Scott & White Health

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

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

    Special thanks to:

    Course editor: Lisa R. Nash, DO

    Module 5 Author
    Michele C. Bosworth, MD
    Associate Professor, Family Medicine
    Executive Director, The Center for Population, Analytics, and Quality Advancement
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

    Module 6 Co-Author
    Saurin M. Gandhi, DO
    The University of Texas at Austin-Dell Medical School



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