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What is the Patient Safety Certificate Program
Offered by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, the Patient Safety Certificate Program is designed to help medical professionals lead patient safety efforts in their healthcare organizations. The Program includes modules aimed at fostering a strong patient safety culture and engaging patients and family as members of the care team. Learners are introduced to tools and methods that will help them learn and act as agents of change in their organization. This online enduring material includes modules on the Science of Safety, Safe Design Principles, Improving Patient Safety Culture, Patient-Centered Care, High Performance Teams, Communicating for Patient Safety, Leadership, Conflict Management, CUSP Teams, Supporting Event Reporting and Error Disclosure, Learning from Defects Overview, Project Management, and Leading Change.

Upon successful completion of the Patient Safety Certificate Program in MedConcert, participants will receive a maximum of 18.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ may be used to meet the requirements of ABMS Maintenance of Certification® (MOC).
Program Objectives
After participating in the program, participants will demonstrate the ability to:
  • Create and sustain a patient safety culture that has patient-centered care as its linchpin
  • 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
  • Develop patient safety initiatives for real and lasting change
  • Use a system-based approach to identify and reduce defects in his/her healthcare organization
  • Act as a change agent in his/her organization as he/she leads efforts to continuously learn from defects and improve patient safety and quality care by developing action plans for patient safety improvement