This activity is ABP-approved and meets the MOC requirement for patient safety.
Description This Self-Assessment Module (SAM) activity is an ABP-approved patient safety course, providing an overview of the key concepts and principles of patient safety and how they are applied in laboratory medicine.
The activity is intended for new-in-practice pathologists who are required to participate in an ABP-approved course on assessing and/or improving quality of practice (ie Patient Safety course) to meet Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements. The activity is also intended for more experienced pathologists and laboratory medical directors who are interested in learning more about the topic of patient safety and how they can improve quality in the laboratory.
The activity features a pre-test to gauge your current knowledge of patient safety. The content is divided into six lessons, each a key theme within patient safety. Knowledge check questions appear throughout the activity allowing you to apply the learned content.
Printable resources are provided to supplement the activity content, including the Institute of Medicine (IOM)’s “To Err is Human” Report, the 2015 IOM report, “Improving Diagnosis in Health Care” and the 2015 CAP/NSH Specimen Handling Guidelines.
Upon completion of the activity content, you will be presented with a post-test containing 30 multiple-choice questions. You will also be encouraged to participate in a social media community to network with peers and colleagues across the U.S. and Canada and discuss important and timely patient safety topics.
Objectives As a result of participating in this SAM eligible activity and post-test, you will be able to:
CME Information Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the American Board of Pathology’s (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements for Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs).
Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Section 3 Credit Accreditation in Canada: This event is an Accredited Self Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Association of Pathologists. You may claim a maximum of 5 hours equivalent to 15 credits.
Passing Requirements You have a total of three opportunities to take and pass the post-test. If you correctly answer 80% or more of the post-test items, you may claim credit. CME/SAM credit can be applied to the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Self-Assessment Module (SAM) requirements. The AMA requires that you pass the post-test in a enduring program to claim credit; therefore, if you do not pass, you cannot claim credit.
Attention Canadian Participants: You must complete all three attempts before claiming CPD credit (self-assessment program credits). If you do not pass the post-test after three attempts, you may still claim credit for this activity. Please contact a representative of the CAP Learning Division at 800-323-4040, Option 1 or email@example.com with the name of this activity and the date completed to request a Letter of Participation.
Payment Information To pay with a check, print a copy of this page and send it with your check to the address below. You will be notified when your payment has been processed and you have been registered into the activity.
College of American Pathologists Education Division 325 Waukegan Road Northfield, IL 60093-2750
Refund Policy Refunds will be handled on an exception basis. Please submit your request to the CAP in writing via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at 847-832-8006.
Technical Requirements Pop-up blockers must be turned off.
CAP Learning has recognized that some Veteran’s Administration, US Government, and military participants may have difficulty accessing the online assessment portion of this activity. If you experience difficulty or have any questions, please contact a representative of the CAP Learning Division at 800-323-4040, Option 1 or email@example.com.
Availability This activity and evaluation is available October 29, 2015 and will expire on October 28, 2018 12:00 AM (ET). You MUST claim credit by this date/time.