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NPSF Announces Certified Professional in Patient Safety Review Course

Wednesday, October 1, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mark Alpert
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Expert Faculty to Present Accredited Webinar October 23

Boston, MA (Oct.1, 2014)–The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has announced a one-day, online educational program open to experienced health care professionals who plan to pursue board certification in patient safety. The Certified Professional in Patient Safety Review Course is being offered in a webinar format on October 23, 2014, from 10am to 5pm Eastern Time.

The Certified Professional in Patient Safety credential (CPPS) establishes core standards for the field and sets an expected level of proficiency in key subject areas. Candidates for certification are those who hold a combination of education and experience and who successfully complete an evidence-based certification exam.

The review course is designed to help participants prepare for the CPPS exam by reviewing the six domain content areas and test-taking strategies, and creating a shared learning environment with other candidates and expert faculty. The content is based largely upon a course held earlier this year at the annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress.

“People working in health care today recognize that there is a set of core competencies a person needs in order to do patient safety work,” said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president of NPSF. “Those who choose to get certified are demonstrating that and elevating the field. We designed this course to help candidates assess their level of preparedness for the exam and address additional areas for self-study.”

Since March 2012, when the Certified Professional in Patient Safety credential was introduced, more than 600 health professionals across the US and internationally have become certified. Certificants include patient safety, quality, and risk professionals; physicians, nurses, and pharmacists; executives and other health professionals.

Featured faculty for the October course include:

Dan Degnan, PharmD, MS, CPPS, Senior Project Manager, Center for Medication Safety Advancement, Purdue University College of Pharmacy
Karen Frush, MD, CPPS, Chief Patient Safety Officer, Duke University Health System
Judy Milne, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CPPS , Patient Safety Officer, Duke University Hospital

Continuing education and continuing medical education credits will be available to participants.

The registration fee for this program is $395 or $355 for members of the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety at NPSF. 

About the National Patient Safety Foundation
The National Patient Safety Foundation’s vision is to create a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm. A central voice for patient safety since 1997, NPSF partners with patients and families, the health care community, and key stakeholders to advance patient safety and health care workforce safety and disseminate strategies to prevent harm. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

About the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety
The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) was formed to oversee a rigorous and comprehensive credentialing process that attests to patient safety competencies and expertise. The board’s chief responsibility is the development and administration of an evidence-based examination that provides candidates with a process by which they can demonstrate their competency in patient safety science and application. To learn more, visit our CBPPS web page.


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