AUA Patient Safety Course (2018): Introduction
The Patient Safety Course is designed to provide urologists and the urology care team with the knowledge required to apply appropriate patient safety procedures in a urologic practice. Urology specific examples will help learners understand patient safety concepts, how safety issues arise, and how they can be mitigated.
The AUA Office of Education has produced this instructive Safety Module which appropriately addresses the need for and establishment of a safety culture to prevent systemic error. Completion of this module, along with the pre and post testing, satisfies the American Board of Urology’s safety module requirement at year 4 of the Life Long Learning (LLL) program.
- Practicing urologists
- Urology residents
- Medical students
- Advanced practice providers
After completing this activity, the participants will be able to:
- Define patient safety and medical error.
- Create a vision of patient safety in their practice.
- Apply just culture to their practice.
- Define the role of communication in improving patient safety.
- Describe public reporting of safety and quality data.
Method of Participation
To claim CME credit/hours of participation for this activity, the learner must complete each pre-test, view each video, complete each post-test passing with 80% accuracy and submit the evaluation.
Estimated time to complete this activity: 0.25 Hours
Release Date: January, 2018
Expiration Date: January, 2021
The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Urological Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
If you have already received credit for this course by attending it or watching it live you cannot receive additional credit.
The AUA is not accredited to offer credit to participants who are not MDs or DOs. However, the AUA will issue documentation of participation that states that the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Evidence Based Content
It is the policy of the AUA to ensure that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.
AUA Disclosure Policy
All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners, presenters, authors) provided by the AUA are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The AUA must determine if the individual’s relationships may influence the educational content and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the commencement of the educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent individuals with relevant financial relationships from participating, but rather to provide learners information with which they can make their own judgments.
Resolution of Identified Conflict of Interest
All disclosures will be reviewed by the program/course directors or editors for identification of conflicts of interest. Peer reviewers, working with the program directors and/or editors, will document the mechanism(s) for management and resolution of the conflict of interest and final approval of the activity will be documented prior to implementation. Any of the mechanisms below can/will be used to resolve conflict of interest:
- Peer review for valid, evidence-based content of all materials associated with an educational activity by the course/program director, editor, and/or Education Content Review Committee or its subgroup.
- Limit content to evidence with no recommendations
- Introduction of a debate format with an unbiased moderator (point-counterpoint)
- Inclusion of moderated panel discussion
- Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
- Limit equipment representatives to providing logistics and operation support only in procedural demonstrations
- Divestiture of the relationship by faculty
Off-label or Unapproved Use of Drugs or Devices
The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.
The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty, authors and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the AUA.
Reproduction of written materials developed for this AUA course is prohibited without the written permission from individual authors and the American Urological Association.
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- 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.25 Non-Physician Participation