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Improving Patient Safety: An Imperative in Medical Genetics and Genomics
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Course Information

Improving Patient Safety: An Imperative in Medical Genetics and Genomics Healthcare

This program was adopted from materials supplied by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and modified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics

Date of Release:                               November 15, 2021

Expiration Date:                                November 15, 2024

Credits offered:                                CME

Estimate time of completion:      3 hours

Course must be completed by the expiration date.


Course Description:

This course is comprised of an in-depth dialog of key critical topics identified as impacting patient healthcare safety. In this activity, a participant will discover the burden of medical errors on the patient and healthcare system, contributing factors for medical errors, myths regarding patient safety, pathways to reducing errors, communication techniques to improve patient safety, the importance of teamwork in the safety of the patient, identifying adverse events and how to disclose adverse events. Cases cover instructive yet challenging situations relevant to both clinical genetics and laboratory genetics and genomics. This activity allows the participant to assess their comprehension and application of the material presented in the module.


Target Audience

Clinical geneticists and clinical laboratory specialists


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Elaborate on the burden of medical errors
  • List the key factors contributing to medical errors
  • Describe key paths to error reduction
  • Identify ways in which communication can reduce medical errors
  • Elaborate on the critical impact of teamwork on patient safety
  • Describe the key steps in reporting and disclosing adverse events



Lauren Carter, MD, FACMG
Medical Genetics

Levine Children’s Hospital

Assistant Professor, Atrium Health


Sherin Shaaban, PhD, FACMG
Medical Director, Molecular Genetics

Assistant Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine

Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Nov 15, 2024
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
3 CME (AMA) Credits
3 CME (Other) Credits
3 Certificate of Participation Credits
3 CCP-PART II Credits

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