It is estimated that at least 44,000 patients die each year as a result of medical errors. In order to create a health care system based on patient safety, we must first educate students with foundational knowledge in the science of safety.
The Interprofessional Foundations in Patient Safety course is an interprofessional course taught from a patient centered perspective. Faculty from various disciplines teach concepts of safety systems, which serve as an overarching principle of patient safety. During each class session, students learn about the scope and magnitude of patient safety problems and participate in case-based exercises designed to emphasize key patient safety concepts. Students acquire skills necessary to incorporate patient safety practices and improvements into their future professional practice.
The Interprofessional Foundations in Patient Safety course is offered each spring.