CSI:ME Case Studies in Medical Errors (CME)
This CME activity aims to improve the practicing physicians’ and other health care providers’ knowledge about the types of medical errors that can occur and different methods of mitigating and/or preventing these events from occurring by utilizing The Joint Commission guidelines and standards pertaining to the National Patient Safety Goals. The activity is a web-enabled, interactive program that permits the participant to work on medical events by investigating and analyzing root causes and/or contributing factors to comprehend how medical errors can occur. These are the skills that can be utilized on a daily basis by healthcare providers to ensure safe patient care.
What you will learn
- Integrate NPSG requirements in clinical practice in the areas of patient identification, Universal Protocol, labeling and medication reconciliation.
- Develop practical skills to improve team communication and apply these skills when medical errors occur and to prevent medical errors in the future, i.e. immediate feedback.
- Evaluate root causes and contributing factors that lead to various medical errors.
- Develop skills to apply in practice the appropriate procedures or steps to assure that such events are prevented in the future.
Who Should Enroll
This course is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians and nurses and other interested allied health professionals in all specialties.
Time to Complete
To Obtain CME Credits
- Review the information below and complete the entire activity.
- Complete the CME Post-test, CME Assessment Survey, and CME Activity Completion Statement at the end of the activity.
- You must receive a score of 75% or higher on the post-test in order to receive a certificate. You will have two attempts to answer each multiple-choice question (or one attempt for questions with only two options) to pass the post-test.
- Once you attest to completing the entire online activity and have scored 75% or higher on the post-test, your certificate will be generated automatically and will be available on your Dashboard page.
- Physicians will be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. All other participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.
- Computer with Internet connection
Accreditation and Designation of Credits
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 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Please check with your state’s credentialing board for their requirements.
Commercial Support Acknowledgement
Stanford University School of Medicine has received and has used undesignated program funding from Pfizer, Inc. to facilitate the development of innovative CME activities designed to enhance physician competence and performance and to implement advanced technology. A portion of this funding supports this activity.
Cultural and Linguistic Competency
California Assembly Bill 1195 requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. It is the intent of the bill, which went into effect July 1, 2006, to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through appropriate professional development. The planners and speakers of this CME activity have been encouraged to address cultural issues relevant to their topic area. The Stanford University School of Medicine Multicultural Health Portal also contains many useful cultural and linguistic competency tools including culture guides, language access information and pertinent state and federal laws.
You are encouraged to visit the portal: http://lane.stanford.edu/portals/cultural.html
This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.