About this Specialization
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Beginner Level

Health care professionals interested in acquiring concepts, strategies and skills needed to lead patient safety and quality improvement projects.

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 8 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Identify the core aspects of a strong patient safety culture.

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    Describe the attributes of systems and processes that support a strong patient safety culture and a culture of continuous learning.

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    Analyze safety and quality measures to identify areas for improvement as well as to monitor and sustain improvement projects.

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    Develop a patient safety or quality improvement strategic plan.

Skills you will gain

Patient CarePatient SafetyComprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (Cusp) ToolkitQuality Improvement

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Health care professionals interested in acquiring concepts, strategies and skills needed to lead patient safety and quality improvement projects.

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 8 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

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When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 7 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement: Developing a Systems View (Patient Safety I)

4.8
375 ratings
73 reviews
Course2

Setting the Stage for Success: An Eye on Safety Culture and Teamwork (Patient Safety II)

4.8
156 ratings
22 reviews
Course3

Planning a Patient Safety or Quality Improvement Project (Patient Safety III)

4.6
62 ratings
6 reviews
Course4

Designing for Sustainment: Keeping Improvement Work on Track (Patient Safety IV)

4.4
33 ratings
9 reviews

Instructors

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Matt Austin

Assistant Professor
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
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David Thompson DNSc, MS, RN

Associate Professor
Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality/Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
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Lisa H. Lubomski, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
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David Schwartz

Instructional Design Technology Manager
Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality

Melinda Sawyer

Director, Patient Safety
Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety

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  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

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