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This plenary explores the intellectual history, definition, description and model of patient safety.  Patient Safety is defined as a discipline in the healthcare professions that applies safety science methods toward the goal of achieving a reliable and trustworthy system of healthcare delivery.

This module will provide you with an understanding of:

  • the origins of patient safety and its conceptual framework

Learning Objectives include:

  • engaging in exercises to demonstrate the nature of patient safety as a discipline through its definition, nature, locus, methods, components, clinicians, and stakeholders.

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This document was revised in September 2017.

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