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Johns Hopkins University

Patient Safety

Johns Hopkins University via Coursera Specialization

Overview

Preventable patient harms, including medical errors and healthcare-associated complications, are a global public health threat. Moreover, patients frequently do not receive treatments and interventions known to improve their outcomes. These shortcomings typically result not from individual clinicians’ mistakes, but from systemic problems -- communication breakdowns, poor teamwork, and poorly designed care processes, to name a few. The Patient Safety & Quality Leadership Specialization covers the concepts and methodologies used in process improvement within healthcare. Successful participants will develop a system’s view of safety and quality challenges and will learn strategies for improving culture, enhancing teamwork, managing change and measuring success. They will also lead all aspects of a patient safety and/or quality improvement project, applying the methods described over the seven courses in the specialization.

Syllabus

Course 1: Patient Safety and Quality Improvement: Developing a Systems View (Patient Safety I)
- Offered by Johns Hopkins University. In this course, you will be able develop a systems view for patient safety and quality improvement in ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Setting the Stage for Success: An Eye on Safety Culture and Teamwork (Patient Safety II)
- Offered by Johns Hopkins University. Safety culture is a facet of organizational culture that captures attitudes, beliefs, perceptions, and ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Planning a Patient Safety or Quality Improvement Project (Patient Safety III)
- Offered by Johns Hopkins University. This course provides students with a set of tools and methodologies to plan and initiate a Problem ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Designing for Sustainment: Keeping Improvement Work on Track (Patient Safety IV)
- Offered by Johns Hopkins University. Keeping patient safety and quality improvement projects on track, on time, and on budget is critical to ... Enroll for free.

Course 5: Implementing a Patient Safety or Quality Improvement Project (Patient Safety V)
- Offered by Johns Hopkins University. Now that you’ve carefully planned your patient safety and quality improvement project, the real work ... Enroll for free.

Course 6: Measuring the Success of a Patient Safety or Quality Improvement Project (Patient Safety VI)
- Offered by Johns Hopkins University. How will you know if your patient safety and quality project is meeting its objectives? Peter Drucker ... Enroll for free.

Course 7: Taking Safety and Quality Improvement Work to the Next Level (Patient Safety VII)
- Offered by Johns Hopkins University. In this culminating course in the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Specialization, you will apply ... Enroll for free.

Courses

Taught by

Bob Hody, David Schwartz, David Thompson DNSc, MS, RN, Eileen Kasda, Lisa H. Lubomski, PhD, Matt Austin and Melinda Sawyer

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