The Patient Safety Through Skill e-learning program offers you basic information and practical procedures to promote patient safety in your workplace.
The training program is designed first and foremost for people who work directly with patients, namely doctors, nurses, and local management. However, it also offers important information to other professionals working in social and health care.
- Improves awareness of patient safety challenge
- Improves understanding of patient safety fundamentals
- Improves ability to provide safer care
- E-learning modules consist of numerous case examples of typical patient safety risks and how to manage those
- E-learning modules are created in accordance with WHO Curriculum Guidelines
Patient Safety Through Skill e-learning in brief
What is the Patient Safety Through Skill e-learning program about? Why would the training program be useful for you? This course is an introduction to the Patient Safety Through Skill e-learning program and provides instructions on the studies. (5 min)
1. The premises of patient safety
What does patient safety mean in your own work? The course is an introduction to the starting points to promote patient safety. You will learn from what points of view patient safety can be examined, what patient safety incidents and adverse events are, what their effects are, and how they can be reduced. (25 min)
2. Systems thinking in patient safety
The course is an introduction to system-oriented safety thinking, which is one of the most important starting points to promote patient safety. You will learn how to examine patient safety incidents in a system oriented way and what effects the approach has on operational development. (25 min)
3. Learning from adverse events
This course deals with patient safety incident reporting and the operational development based on it. You will learn how to report and handle patient safety incidents in your workplace as well as how to learn from them. (25 min)
4. Risk management in ensuring patient safety
What does risk management mean in your workplace? This course is an introduction to risk assessment and management from the point of view of both individual employees and organizations. You will learn how to assess risks and the most effective ways to manage them. (30 min)
5. Human factors in patient safety
Why do people commit errors? This course deals with human factors affecting patient safety. The management of human errors requires that the conditions that may lead to errors be identified. You will learn how to take human factors into account in order to prevent patient safety incidents. (30 min)
6. Teamwork as a guarantor of patient safety
How does teamwork promote patient safety? How can you affect the safety of care through communication? This course deals with the importance of teamwork in ensuring patient safety. You will learn through practical examples what good teamwork is and how it can be used to ensure safe care. (25 min)
7. Patient safety as a mode of operation
This course is an introduction to the management of patient safety risks from the point of view of care processes and procedures. You will learn important principles and the most common practices to ensure patient safety in different situations. (20 min)
8. Patient involvement in ensuring patient safety
This course deals with the patient’s role in ensuring safe care. You will also learn how to handle adverse events with the patient and his/her family. (25 min)
9. Infections, medication, and invasive procedures as patient safety challenges
The course highlights three important areas in the development of patient safety. Infections, medication errors, and adverse events in invasive procedures are among the most common patient safety risks. The course offers important points of view and practical ways to ensure patient safety in these areas. (25 min)
10. Final review
This course reviews the most important issues of the Patient Safety Through Skill training program and tests your knowledge of the subjects in the training program. When you have passed the final review, you can print your certificate for the training program. (45 min)
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What health care professional have said about
the Patient Safety Through Skill
An easy and fast way to learn the basics of patient safety.
Training motivated me to pay more attention to my work routines and patient safety risks.
Case examples and exercises gave me lot of useful tips and hints how to improve patient safety in my work.