Improving Safety and Quality of Care Through Interprofessional Collaboration
Step 4 is an advanced level IPE program whose purpose is to highlight the importance of quality through collaboration as well as the importance of safety measures and system design to avoid errors. Following a short lecture, a video screening will demonstrate potential consequences of not following security steps in a clinical case. The case discussion will focus on the notions of blame, scapegoats, and system thinking to prevent error and improve patient safety.
Students Learning Outcomes
- Explain the magnitude of the patient safety crisis.
- Explain the difference between the person approach and the system approach to understanding medical errors.
- Identify actions that you, as a health professional, can take to improve patient safety.