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.
participating in this activity, the learner should be able to:
themes of patient safety that cut across disciplines and clinical
•Describe methods for preventing common errors.
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
•Delineate patient safety strategies specific to
CME can only be
claimed by purchaser. CME expires December 31, 2015. If you
are purchasing this activity for somebody other than yourself, please be sure to
do so under each person's individual account.
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
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.