This guide introduces you to library services and resources relating to patient safety. Use the tabs at the left of the guide to navigate to all pages. If you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out.
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APA 7 is the standard citation format you will be using throughout this certificate program.
Use the APA Style website to find information on:
- Paper format
- In-text citations
- Mechanics of style
- Bias-free language
- Tables and figures
- Publication process
AccessMedicine Patient Safety Module
These online modules will provide you with an introduction to the core concepts of patient safety in an interactive and self-paced learning environment.
The current course includes three (3) modules: Handwashing, Understanding Error, and Communication Concepts. Hand Washing is the introductory module while the other two modules have chapters within them. The eight individual topics covered in this course include the following:
Hand Washing Module
Understanding Error Module with three chapters
Epidemiology of Error
Communication Concepts Module with four chapters
Communicating in Teams
Voice and Power
Effective Communication Strategies
Each module can be used as a stand-alone tool or as a component of a broader curriculum in patient safety.
Patient Safety Videos
"Medical mistakes lead to as many as 440,000 preventable deaths every year, making it the #3 leading cause of death in the US. TO ERR IS HUMAN is an in-depth documentary about this silent epidemic and those working hard to fix it."