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|Patient Safety Curriculum|
Curriculum Foreword by Lucian Leape, MD
The curriculum is designed to be self-paced and able to be used at the convenience of the learner. The material is presented through a variety of approaches that, as a whole, provide a rounded and in-depth presentation of the content. The 10 modules that comprise the curriculum are intended to be taken sequentially, but the learner is not precluded from taking them in order of preference. In order to receive continuing education (CE/CME) credits, all 10 modules must be taken, as validated by the completion of the module quizzes.
Each of the 10 modules begins with a description of the content area, its significance to the patient safety work and the learning objectives that outline the knowledge base and skills that the module is intended to convey to the learner. Continuing education (CE/CME) credits for the curriculum are based upon these learning objectives. It is recommended that they be reviewed in advance and again, subsequent to completing the module, in order to ensure that the learner is reviewing the material in a manner and to the degree necessary to achieve the learning goals.
The faculty for this curriculum are NPSF board members, members of the Lucian Leape Institute at NPSF, and leaders in the field, who were selected for their expertise and practical experience in the topic areas. Information on their backgrounds and qualifications can be seen by clicking on their names on the Module Content and Faculty page.
Recorded Lecture and PowerPoint
Each module contains an audio lecture on the topic, accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation that automatically advances as the lecture progresses. Each lecture is approximately 45 minutes in length.
The audio lecture for each module is also provided as a downloadable file, for those preferring to listen without the accompanying PowerPoint presentation. The PowerPoint presentation that accompanies the audio lecture is also provided for download and printing.
The literature in the patient safety field is quite extensive. The readings listed in this section of each module have been selected by the faculty and deemed to be essential for understanding the content area covered. In some instances, they represent the seminal publications in the topic area. In other instances, they have been selected for their ability to convey the major issues associated with the topic in a clear manner, often by authors who have been successful in bringing the learning to practice. In all instances, they provide further depth to the recorded lecture and are an integral component of the curriculum content.
Each module contains a quiz to test the learner on the content and against the stated learning objectives. Each quiz contains 10 multiple choice questions. They are intended to help assess the learner's command of the content and indicate where further study might be needed. A score of 80 percent or higher is required on each quiz in order to be eligible for a certificate of completion or to apply for Continuing Education (CE/CME) credits. Quizzes may be retaken as many times as desired during the time the curriculum is available in order for the learner to continue to use the materials until the content is mastered.
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