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Online Patient Safety Certificate Program
The Armstrong Institute's online Patient Safety Certificate Program delivers core concepts and tools to be an effective patient safety champion in your hospital, clinical department or unit/clinic. The program's 13 modules, which can be taken anywhere and at any time, delve into core concepts in such areas as:
- Fostering a culture of patient safety
- Delivering patient-centered care
- Designing safer care delivery systems
- Enhancing interdisciplinary teamwork and communication
- Sustaining change
- Tools and strategies for identifying and mitigating hazards.
Patient safety initiatives, both in the United States and overseas, have used this online program to prepare key organizational safety leaders and build their organizations’ internal capacity for improvement.
The patient safety challenges in this program aren’t theoretical. Participants step into the shoes of a team at a virtual hospital that has very real problems. As they are introduced to concepts and improvement tools, participants get frequent opportunities to apply them to realistic, engaging scenarios.
This self-paced program requires about 18.5 hours to complete and carries continuing medical education credits.
"I love the language, processes and skills that this program teaches…I still look at my program materials often just to make sure I am on the right track when addressing patient safety concerns and staff concerns. I frequently use the different tools that it introduced…
There are many styles of learning and this provided a little of each, so no one would walk away without many takeaways."
-Misti Price, Administrative RN III, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock
After completing this course, participants will demonstrate the ability to:
- Develop patient safety initiatives for real and lasting change
- Create and sustain a patient safety culture that has patient-centered care as its linchpin
- Use a system-based approach to identify and reduce defects in their health care organizations
- Apply evidence-based practices to develop and support effective multidisciplinary teams that work in partnership with patients and their families to improve patient safety outcomes
- Act as change agents in their organizations as they lead efforts to continuously learn from defects and improve patient safety and quality care by developing action plans for patient safety improvement
Standard Participants: $495
Most participants should register via myLearning@Armstrong, the institute's learning management system.
This program is also hosted on separate learning platforms for two groups of participants, who are eligible for discounted fees:
- American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) members
- American Academy of Physician Assistants members
Bulk discounts apply for groups of 25 or more. Email to AILearning@jhmi.edu to arrange a purchase.
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There is a cost of $36.75 if you choose to pursue CME credits. Register via Johns Hopkins' myLearning platform.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this online enduring material activity for a maximum of 18.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
- American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 18.50 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.
- American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) - PI-CME Credit This course is an acceptable substitution for PI-CME for PAs who are not in clinical practice or who are unable to find a PI-CME activity that is relevant to their practice. This Performance Improvement CME program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 20.00 AAPA Category 1 PI-CME credits by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. All modules of the activity must be completed for a participant to claim any credit. Approval is valid until September 1, 2018. Physician Assistants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards.
The Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality Online Patient Safety Certificate Program meets the PI-CME requirement for PAs who meet one of the following criteria:
Not currently in clinical practice; or
There are no currently approved PI-CME activities that are applicable to their scope of practice or practice setting
To obtain AAPA Category 1 PI-CME credits, you must access the activity through the AAPA portal.
- The Johns Hopkins University has approved this activity for 18.50 contact hours for non-physicians.
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) and Association of American Medical Colleges’ (“AAMC”) joint initiative to create a wide array of Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities, the online Patient Safety Certificate Program has met the MOC requirements as a Part II – Self-Assessment activity by the following ABMS Member Boards:
- Allergy and Immunology
- Colon and Rectal Surgery
- Nuclear Medicine
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Plastic Surgery
- Preventive Medicine
- Thoracic Surgery
To pursue MOC, participants must register through MedConcert, an educational platform for health care professionals.
POLICY ON FACULTY AND PROVIDER DISCLOSURE
It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the speaker and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the activity handout materials.