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  • Overview

    Patient Safety in Dermatology
    Ensuring patient safety outside of the hospital setting poses unique challenges for physicians, their office team and their patients.  Emerging results from studies indicate that medication and other types of process errors occur more frequently in the ambulatory care setting than in the hospital setting.  Statistics indicate that about 200 hospitalizations occur every day due to preventable adverse events in the ambulatory care or office setting.

    Patient Safety in Dermatology is an online activity that helps the entire dermatology care team develop strategies to avoid and reduce common errors through dermatology-specific case examples covering epidemiology of safety, a system approach to improving safety, communication, establishing a culture of safety, and more.

    Learning Objectives:
    After participating in this activity, the learner should be able to:
    �Identify key themes of patient safety that cut across disciplines and clinical settings.
    �Describe methods for preventing common errors.
    �Identify the detriments to patient safety from hierarchical authority gradients among members of the health care team (Culture of safety).
    �Recognize the value of learning in creating and sustaining patient safety and recognize the relationship between reporting and learning (Culture of safety).
    �Differentiate between errors resulting from deliberate unsafe acts and errors that are a result of system failure (Culture of safety).
    �List examples of effective health care teamwork training programs.
    �Delineate patient safety strategies specific to dermatological practice.

    CME can only be claimed by purchaser.  CME expires January 31, 2016 .  If you are purchasing this activity for somebody other than yourself, please be sure to do so under each person's individual account.

    Accreditation Statement
    The American Academy of Dermatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit�  Designation
    The American Academy of Dermatology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits�. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    AAD Recognized Credit Statement
    This activity is recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology for 6.00 AAD Recognized Credits and may be used toward the AAD Continuing Medical Education Award.