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Patient Safety

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Course Description

This program is worth up to 4.0 CME credits.

The Patient Safety course is designed to help AAN members address the ABPN’s recently implemented, onetime requirement of diplomates to complete an approved patient safety course within three years prior to their board certification/recertification, or in their first C-MOC block. The new ABPN requirement was implemented in January 2016.

The course is designed with convenience in mind—it may be taken on a desktop or tablet, from virtually anywhere at your own time and pace, and completed in approximately 2 hours. Upon successful completion, NeuroLearn Patient Safety awards up to 4 self-assessment CME credits. The course is comprised of 10 separate elements. All elements include audio and visual reinforcements and an assessment. Some elements incorporate opportunities for reflection, strategy, and implementation planning. To receive CME credit, you must successfully complete a summative assessment and a course evaluation.

Course topics include:

  • Increasing Patient Safety Awareness and Practice Among Clinicians and Staff
  • Methods for Measuring Performance and Clinical Outcomes
  • The Role of Health Information Technology in Patient Safety
  • Reducing Medication Errors
  • Advancing Patient Safety Through Systems Thinking and Design
  • Establishing a Patient Safety Culture
  • Safety Enhancing Technology
  • Quality Improvement
  • Communication
  • Patient Education & Engagement

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) has reviewed NeuroLearn: Patient Safety and has approved this product as part of a comprehensive lifelong learning and self-assessment program, which is mandated by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) as a necessary component of maintenance of certification (MOC).

Up to 4.0 CME credits


Members: FREE $39.00*
Nonmembers: $69.00

*Free access is limited to one course at a time for eligible members.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this program the learner will:

identify potential patient safety risks, and apply the strategies and methods outlined within this course to mitigate these risks and improve patient safety in their practice.

Core Competencies

  • Patient Care
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism

Date of Release

July 29, 2016

This module is eligible for CME credits for three years from the release date.

Confidentiality of Data

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Faculty & Disclosures

NeuroLearn Patient Safety Course Chair
Clinical Professor of Neurology
University of Colorado
*Dr. Smith has nothing to disclose.

Assistant Professor
Neurovascular Disorders and Stroke, Department of Neurology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Montefiore Medical Center
*Dr. Bhupali has nothing to disclose.

Professor and Senior Executive Vice Chairman
University of California Francisco
*Dr. Josephson is the Editor-in-Chief for NEJM Journal Watch and the Associate Editor for Continuum Audio.

Associate Professor
Neurology & Pediatrics
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
*Dr. Patel has received personal compensation for activities with GW Pharmaceuticals and Cyberonics as a consultant.

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology & Public Health
Director of The University of Maryland Brain Attack Center
University of Maryland School of Medicine
*Dr. Phipps has nothing to disclose.

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Medical Director for Performance Improvement
Emory Medicine at Grady
*Dr. Webb has received personal compensation for activities with Bard Medical.

Education Committee, Chair

NeuroLearn Editor
University of Utah Department of Neurology
Salt Lake City, Utah
*Dr. Smith has received personal compensation for activities with Allergan, Baxter Bioscience, Merz, Pfizer and NeurogesX as a consultant.

NeuroLearn Staff:

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Amanda Chamberlain, Program Manager, eLearning
*Ms. Chamberlain has nothing to disclose.

Angela Elliott, Program Manager,eLearning
*Ms. Elliott has nothing to disclose.

Maureen Holtzman, Senior Manager, eLearning
*Ms. Holtzman has nothing to disclose.

Andrew Leaf, Web Developer
*Mr. Leaf has nothing to disclose.

Susan Rodmyre, Senior Director, Education
*Ms. Rodmyre has nothing to disclose.

Robert Rook, Program Manager, Digital Education Resources
*Mr. Rook has nothing to disclose.

Becky Schierman, Director, Quality Improvement
*Ms. Schierman has nothing to disclose.

Kurt Wiersma, Senior Manager, Web Development
*Mr. Wiersma has nothing to disclose.

*Relationship Disclosure

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