Training Faculty to do Patient Safety Assessment is Transformative

Term: 2012
Published: September 17, 2012
Revised: June 9, 2015

ACGME’s competencies, safety theory, and human factors engineering concepts were used to develop a 4-station baseline assessment of patient safety knowledge and skills. An example of learning objectives assessed included:  “ability to detect design features that make adverse events more likely” and “ability to professionally assert the need for help”.

40 attendings and chief residents from 10 core residency programs were trained to assist the assessment and become agents of change. Some instructor-raters were initially reluctant but after participation there was a ~95% retention rate and willingness to add curriculum or follow-on assessment seems to markedly increase in the second year of participation.

*Presented at 2011 Annual Meeting GEA Poster Session

About the Creators

John Gosbee, MD, MS
University of Michigan Health System

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