Physicians for Physicians
Adverse outcomes whether anticipated or unanticipated can be the result of errors or a natural consequence of providing medical care. Patients and families frequently look to professionals for both information and support after an adverse event. Health care professionals struggle with these issues on a regular basis and find it particularly difficult to deal with these issues when they perceive, either accurately or inaccurately, that the care they provided played a role in the adverse event. Clinicians report increased stress, sleep problems, and loss of confidence after an adverse event, particularly if it is preventable. The individual clinician is referred to as the “second victim” because of the personal and professional impact of the event.
- Minimize the human toll when unanticipated adverse events occur.
- Provide a “safe zone” for faculty and staff to receive support to mitigate the impact of an adverse event.
- Develop an internal rapid response infrastructure of “emotional first aid” for staff and clinicians following an adverse event.
Objectives of Physicians for Physicians workshop:
- Understand the literature on psychological/professional consequences of errors on providers.
- Understand principles of crisis management and Peer support.
- Provide appropriate peer support, and identify those in need of formal professional counseling.
Accreditation and credit designation
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and 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 live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals
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.
- 3.25 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.
- 3.25 Attendance