Patient Safety: What is Patient Safety?


We hope this module will empower you to contribute toward building a safety culture here and at the other health care institutions you will join during your long career.

By the end of this module, you will understand the discipline of patient safety and its role in minimizing the incidence and impact of adverse events, and maximizing recovery from them.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this module, you'll be able to:   Explain how patients come to be harmed in the medical setting.
Describe the role of safety culture in the prevention of patient harm.
Apply several standard procedures for preventing patient harm and practicing patient safety.

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About this activity:
This activity was orginally created on: July 5, 2011
  • So Young Oh
  • Jennifer Zhu
  • Mary Ann Hopkins