Learners will use real-world strategies, tools, and techniques to resolve various patient safety and quality issues based on authentic scenarios that occur in medical and clinical settings. They will also be required to leverage cross-disciplinary concepts to successfully address patient safety concerns.
Programa Especializado - Patient Safety
Become a Leader in Patient Safety. Master the strategies and tools to implement effective patient safety and quality initiatives.
Sobre este Programa Especializado
Preventable patient harms, including medical errors and healthcare-associated complications, are a global public health threat. Moreover, patients frequently do not receive treatments and interventions known to improve their outcomes. These shortcomings typically result not from individual clinicians’ mistakes, but from systemic problems -- communication breakdowns, poor teamwork, and poorly designed care processes, to name a few. The Patient Safety & Quality Leadership Specialization covers the concepts and methodologies used in process improvement within healthcare. Successful participants will develop a system’s view of safety and quality challenges and will learn strategies for improving culture, enhancing teamwork, managing change and measuring success. They will also lead all aspects of a patient safety and/or quality improvement project, applying the methods described over the seven courses in the specialization.
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Descripción general de los proyectos
- Beginner Specialization.
- No prior experience required.
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement: Developing a Systems View (Patient Safety I)
Acerca del CursoIn this course, you will be able develop a systems view for patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare. By then end of this course, you will be able to: 1) Describe a minimum of four key events in the history of patient safety and qu
Setting the Stage for Success: An Eye on Safety Culture and Teamwork (Patient Safety II)
Acerca del CursoSafety culture is a facet of organizational culture that captures attitudes, beliefs, perceptions, and values about safety. A culture of safety is essential in high reliability organizations and is a critical mechanism for the delivery of saf
Planning a Patient Safety or Quality Improvement Project (Patient Safety III)
Acerca del CursoThis course provides students with a set of tools and methodologies to plan and initiate a Problem Solving or Quality Improvement project. The first module presents methods for selecting, scoping and structuring a project before it is even initiated. It
Designing for Sustainment: Keeping Improvement Work on Track (Patient Safety IV)
Acerca del CursoKeeping patient safety and quality improvement projects on track, on time, and on budget is critical to ensuring their success. In this course, students will be introduced and given the opportunity to apply a series of tools to guide and manage patient safet
Implementing a Patient Safety or Quality Improvement Project (Patient Safety V)
Acerca del CursoNow that you’ve carefully planned your patient safety and quality improvement project, the real work can begin. This course will introduce students to the unique challenges encountered when implementing, maintaining, and expanding a patient safety and qu
Measuring the Success of a Patient Safety or Quality Improvement Project (Patient Safety VI)
Acerca del CursoHow will you know if your patient safety and quality project is meeting its objectives? Peter Drucker once said “What gets measured, gets managed.” In this course, students will learn why measurement is critical to quality improvement work. Equally impor
Taking Safety and Quality Improvement Work to the Next Level (Patient Safety VII)
Acerca del CursoIn this culminating course in the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Specialization, you will apply the skills you have acquired across the previous six courses to address a realistic patient safety issue confronting Mercy Grace, a 500-bed urban hospital
Instructional Design Technology Manager
Director, Patient Safety
Lisa H. Lubomski, PhD
David Thompson DNSc, MS, RN
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