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.
Module 1 Patient Safety and Medical Errors Introduction Module 2 Patient Safety and Communication Module 3 Evaluation and Diagnosis Module 4 Medications and Treatment Module 5 Procedures and Supervision Module 6 Systems-Based Improvement and Electronic Health Records 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 medical students, residents, academic physicians)
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.
2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM (Enduring)2 ETHICS
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
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, ChairAssociate Dean, Educational ProgramsTexas College of Osteopathic Medicine University of North Texas HSC Ft. Worth
Syed S. Azhar, MD Interim Residency Program Director, Family MedicineThe University of Texas Medical Branch
Diane Bodurka, MDVice President, Medical EducationProfessor, Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive ScienceUT MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston
Joslyn (Joey) W. Fisher, MDAssociate Professor of Medicine & Medical EthicsBen Taub General HospitalBaylor College of Medicine Houston
Kathryn V. Horn, MDAssociate Dean for Student AffairsAssociate Professor of Family and Community MedicineTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul Foster Medical School El Paso
William J. Krippner, Jr., MD Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain ManagementThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Kaparaboyna Ashok Kumar, MD, FRCSProfessor and Chair for Medical Student EducationThe University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Jeffrey Levin, MD, MSPHSenior Vice President for Clinical and Academic AffairsMedical Director, Infection Control/Employee HealthProfessor and Chair, Occupational Health SciencesThe University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
Steve A. Lieberman, MDSenior Dean for AdministrationJohn P. McGovern Distinguished Chair in Oslerian MedicineThe University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston
John C. Luk, MDAssistant Dean for Interprofessional IntegrationAssistant Professor of MedicineThe University of Texas at Austin-Dell Medical School
Austin L. Metting, MDAssociate Program Director, Internal Medicine ResidencyTexas A&M Health Science Center/Baylor Scott & White Health
Curtis R. Mirkes, DOAssistant Professor, Associate Residency Program DirectorTexas A&M Health Science Center/Scott & White
Elizabeth “Beth” Nelson, MDAssociate Dean of Undergraduate Medical EducationThe University of Texas at Austin-Dell Medical School
Surendra Varma, MDExecutive Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education & Resident AffairsTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock
Special thanks to:
Course editor: Lisa R. Nash, DO
Module 2 Co-AuthorJennifer Cowart, MDHospitalistMayo ClinicJacksonville, Florida
Module 5 Author,Michele Bosworth, MDThe University of Texas Health Science Center at TylerChief Quality and Patient Safety OfficerCo-Chief Medical Information OfficerProfessor, Family Medicine
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