New Patient Safety in Dermatology CME activity


Hillary_Johnson-Jahangir.jpgBy Hillary Johnson-Jahangir, MD, PhD

Patient safety is an ongoing priority in medical practice. Creating a culture of patient safety care can enhance the workplace environment and reduce risks for errors. To help optimize patient safety in office practice, the Academy recently launched the Patient Safety in Dermatology activity, an online CME activity designed to assist dermatologists and the dermatology care team in identifying key themes of patient safety. Dermatology-specific case examples cover a variety of topics, including epidemiology of error, systems thinking, communication, and more.

After completing the activity, dermatologists and members of the care team will be able to:

  • Identify key themes of patient safety across disciplines and clinical settings.
  • Delineate patient safety strategies specific to dermatological practice.
  • Describe methods for preventing common errors.
  • Recognize the relationship between adverse event reporting and learning.
  • Differentiate between errors resulting from deliberate unsafe acts and errors that are a result of system failure.
  • Discuss the impact of effective healthcare teamwork training programs on patient safety.

Activity meets MOC Component 2

This activity has also been approved by the American Board of Dermatology to meet the ABD's patient safety module requirement as part of MOC Component 2. It is also recognized by the Academy for 6.00 AAD Recognized Credits and may be used toward the AAD Continuing Medical Education Award.

The Patient Safety in Dermatology activity is hosted in the Academy’s Online Learning Center. You can purchase it for $25 in the AAD Store.

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Dr. Johnson-Jahangir is chair of the AAD Patient Safety and Quality Committee.