• Length:
    2 Weeks
  • Effort:
    2–3 hours per week
  • Institution
  • Subject:
  • Level:
    Advanced
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

About this course

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Overview

Modern healthcare is complex and has many opportunities for error. To ensure patient safety, hospitals and healthcare systems must continually strive to work together as a team, create a culture of patient safety, and identify and mitigate risks.

SafetyQuest is a sequential series of online CME gaming modules (levels 1 - 4) that provide an innovative and immersive experience to understanding the underlying causes of patient safety issues. This unique educational program emphasizes a problem-solving approach to preventing errors in all healthcare settings and seeks to ensure that patients are provided with care that supports the key quality aims of the Institute of Medicine.

Throughout the series, learners will work to save patients from preventable harm and will errors and will gain problem solving quality improvement and safety tools to approach these issues. Case-based scenarios using multiple game modalities will be used to put these principles into practice and save future lives.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for physicians across all specialty areas.

Accreditation

The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If you would like to earn CME credit from Stanford University School of Medicine for participating in this course, please review the information here prior to beginning the activity.

What you'll learn

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  • Utilize Lean principles such as 5S and reducing waste to improve quality of care for your patients.
  • Analyze quality improvement data using statistical process control.
  • Apply high value care to your practice.

Meet your instructors

Lisa Shieh
Clinical Professor
Stanford University
Laurence Katznelson
Professor of Neurosurgery and Medicine (Endocrinology and Metabolism) Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education Medical Director, Pituitary Center
Stanford School of Medicine
Nivedita Suvarna Srinivas
Clinical Assistant Professor
Stanford University
Laura Mazer
Clinical Assistant Professor, General Surgery
University of Michigan

Who can take this course?

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