Patient Safety Course (2018)

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. 

Target Audience

This course is designed for:

  • Practicing urologists
  • Urology residents
  • Medical students
  • Advanced practice providers.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participants will be able to

  1. Define patient safety and medical error.
  2. Create a vision of patient safety in their practice.
  3. Apply just culture to their practice.
  4. Define the role of communication in improving patient safety.
  5. Describe public reporting of safety and quality data.
Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Course Facility:
Sam Bhayani, MD: Conmed: Consultant or Advisor, Investment Interest
Zachary Gordon, MD: AUA: Leadership Position, Consultant or Advisor, Other
Kristin Chrouser: Nothing to disclose
Chuck Scales, MD: NIH/National Institute on Aging: Scientific Study or Trail; Society of Urology Chairpersons and Program Directors: Scientific Study or Trial; Filament Biosolutions: Scientific Study or Trial; NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Scientific Study or Trial; Gilead: Consultant or Advisor; Astra-Zeneca: Scientific Study or Trial
Planner Disclosures
Education Council
Timothy Charles Brand, M.D.: Nothing to disclose
Anthony A. Caldamone MD: Nothing to disclose
Peter Robert Carroll, MD, MPH: NIH: Scientific Study or Trial; Department of Defense: Scientific Study or Trial; AUA Update: Leadership Position; Genomic Health: Scientific Study or Trial
Matthew S. Christman, MD: Nothing to disclose                
Jody Donaldson: Nothing to disclose
Shelby Englert: Nothing to disclose
Matthew Thomas Gettman, MD: COVR Medical: Consultant or Advisor; Intuitive Surgical: Consultant or Advisor; Exact Sciences: Scientific Study or Trial
Inderbir Singh Gill ,MD, M.Ch.: Nothing to disclose
Howard B. Goldman, MD: allergan: Consultant or Advisor; Medtronic: Consultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer, Scientific Study or Trial: Cook: Scientific Study or Trial; Nuvectra: Consultant or Advisor; Axonics: Consultant or Advisor; NewUeo: Consultant or Advisor
William C. Huang, MD: Photocure: Scientific Study or Trial; Karl Storz: Scientific Study or Trial
William C. Hulbert Jr., MD: Nothing to disclose
Brant Inman, MD, MS, FRCSC: Dendreon: Scientific Study or Trial; Genentech Inc: Scientific Study or Trial; Combat Medical: Consultant or Advisor, Scientific Study or Trial; FKD Therapies: Scientific Study or Trial; Nucleix: Scientific Study or Trial; Urogen: Scientific Study or Trial
Mark L. Jordan, MD,FACS: Nothing to disclose
Hari K. Koul, MSC,PHD: Novartis Pharmaceuticals: Consultant or Advisor; Urologic Research: Leadership Position; PLOS one: Leadership Position; OMICS group: Leadership Position; Open Access Publishing: Leadership Position, Health Publishing
Martin A. Koyle, MD: Nothing to disclose
Yair Lotan ,MD: abbott: Scientific Study or Trial; Cepheid: Consultant or Advisor, Scientific Study or Trial; Pacific Edge: Scientific Study or Trial; FKD: Scientific Study or Trial; MDxHealth: Consultant or Advisor, Scientific Study or Trial; biocancell: Scientific Study or Trial; GenomeDx Biosciences Inc: Scientific Study or Trial; photocure: Consultant or Advisor, Scientific Study or Trial
Nicole Lara Miller ,MD: Boston Scientific Corporation: Consultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer; Practical Reviews In Urology: Health Publishing
Manoj Monga, MD, FACS: Fortec: Other
Victor William Nitti, MD: Astellas: Health Publishing, Scientific Study or Trial; Allergan: Health Publishing, Scientific Study or Trial; Serenity Pharmeuticals: Investment Interest; Medtronic: Scientific Study or Trial
Christopher Porter, MD: Nothing to disclose
Ganesh V. Raj, MD, PhD: Ptares: Owner, Product Development; C-diagnostics corp: Consultant or Advisor, Investment Interest; amgen: Meeting Participant or Lecturer; Johnson and Johnson: Consultant or Advisor, Owner, Product Development; Astellas: Meeting Participant or Lecturer; ASTELLAS: Consultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer; Janssen: Owner, Product Development; BAYER: Consultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer; SANOFI: Consultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer; GaudiumRx: Leadership Position, Investment Interest, Owner, Product Development; Medivation: Consultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer, Scientific Study or Trial; EtiraRx: Leadership Position, Investment Interest, Owner, Product Development
Jay D. Raman, MD: American Kidney Stone Management: Investment Interest; Pacific Edge Biotechnology: Consultant or Advisor, Scientific Study or Trial
Heather Schultz, NP: SUNA: Meeting Participant or Lecturer
Karl-Dietrich Sievert: AMS: Meeting Participant or Lecturer; Medtronics: Meeting Participant or Lecturer, Scientific Study or Trial; Allergen: Consultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer, Scientific Study or Trial; Neotract: Meeting Participant or Lecturer; Stimguard: Meeting Participant or Lecturer, Scientific Study or Trial
Joseph A. Smith Jr., MD: Nothing to disclose
Ryan Patrick Terlecki, MD, FACS: American Medical Systems: Consultant or Advisor, Other; Allergan: Scientific Study or Trial
Edouard John Trabulsi, MD, FACS: GenomeDx: Consultant or Advisor

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: 1.25 Hours
Release Date: January, 2018
Expiration Date: January, 2021

Accreditation Statement
The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation
The American Urological Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 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.
Other Learners
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 Permission
Reproduction of written materials developed for this AUA course is prohibited without the written permission from individual authors and the American Urological Association.

AUA Privacy and Confidentiality Policy
Contact Information
American Urological Association
Office of Education
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Linthicum, MD 21090
Toll Free (U.S. only): 1-866-RING AUA (1-866-746-4282)
Phone: 410-689-3700
Fax: 410-689-3800
CME Information
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