As a result of completing this activity, the participant will be better able to:
- Recognize how root causes and other factors contribute to errors and medical adverse events.
- Understand the difference between active and latent causes of medical adverse events.
- Lead and participate in activities that improve patient safety in your health care environment.
- Support the development of a just culture for recognizing and managing errors and adverse events.
- Recognize how errors in medication delivery occur.
- Manage the prompt and open disclosure of a medical error to a patient and their family.
- Monitor local quality indicators, such as infection rates.
- Develop ongoing patient safety improvement efforts based on national standards and guidelines.
The Virtual Lecture Hall (VLH.com) is an online CME site offering AMA/PRA Category 1 credits for physicians and other health care providers. VLH.com is owned/operated by The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson and offers courses that fulfill many state-mandated CME requirements, such as safe opioid prescribing, pain management, medical ethics, professionalism, risk management, medical errors prevention, patient safety, professional responsibility, cultural competency, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS), infection control, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, sexual assault, palliative medicine, and end-of-life care.