Patient Safety Initiative: Building Foundations, Reducing Risk (Medical Errors)

About the Course:

This course is based on a report that provides an update to AHRQ’s original Patient Safety Initiative. Efforts to reduce medical errors are emphasized, as is AHRQ’s systematic approach to building a strong foundation for near and long-term strategic direction for improving service delivery to patients.

Author

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about patient safety and reducing medical errors. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. to learn more about the key issues to identifying risks for patients and threats to patient safety

  2. to become familiar with efforts being made to help reduce medical errors

  3. to learn more about efforts to broaden and sustain improvements in patient safety

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