WLA - Patient Safety & Regulatory Overview
The gaps in professional practice comes from the lack of knowledge in regards to the roles and function of regulatory agencies, accreditation agencies, and how regulations and regulatory laws impact patient safety. The continued growth of the healthcare system creates a constant need to ensuring compliance and to provide safe care to every individual who accesses health care through regulations and standards that can positively impact the UPMC system-wide goals.
Nurse, Physician, Patient Safety and Regulatory Officers
By the end of this course, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the role and function of hospital regulatory agencies.
- Describe the role and function of hospital accreditation agencies
- Demonstrate how regulations and regulatory laws influence patient safety.
PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBER(S):
Brian Bachowski, RN, BSN, MS, CJCP
Paul Phrampus, MD
Phelicia Goshea, MPH, BSN, CPHQ
Dawn Beam, Project Analyst
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of (0.5) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 0.50 Patient Safety/Risk Management
- 0.50 Attendance