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Training and Education Overview

PSNet offers an unparalleled set of resources for patient safety training and education. In this section, you will have the opportunity to read WebM&M (Morbidity & Mortality) Spotlight Cases and complete the interactive learning modules for free continuing medical education (CME) and maintenance of certification (MOC) credit. You will also be able to search the PSNet Training Catalog, updated monthly with in-person and online training programs, events, and meetings.

Continuing Education: New Spotlight Cases

Spotlight Case and Commentaries are certified for continuing education through two organizations: University of California, Davis (UCD) or University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Spotlight Case and Commentaries published in November 2019 or later are certified for continuing education through the UCD Health Office of Continuing Medical Education, and any Cases and Commentaries published prior to that date are certified for continuing education through UCSF.
Kriti Gwal, MD | June 30, 2021

A 52-year-old man complaining of intermittent left shoulder pain for several years was diagnosed with a rotator cuff injury and underwent left shoulder surgery. The patient received a routine follow-up X-ray four months later. The radiologist... Read More

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Sarina Fazio, PhD, RN, Emma Blackmon, PhD, RN, Amy Doroy, PhD, RN, Ai Nhat Vu and Paul MacDowell, PharmD. | May 26, 2021

A 64-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital for aortic valve replacement and aortic aneurysm repair. Following surgery, she became hypotensive and was given intravenous fluid boluses and vasopressor support with norepinephrine. On postoperative... Read More

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WebM&M Case Studies

WebM&M (Morbidity & Mortality Rounds on the Web) features expert analysis of medical errors reported anonymously by our readers. Spotlight Cases include interactive learning modules available for CME (Continuing Medical Education). Commentaries are written by patient safety experts and published monthly. You can contribute by submitting a case study anonymously.
Narath Carlile, MD, MPH, Soheil El-Chemaly, MD, MPH, and Gordon D. Schiff, MD | August 25, 2021

A 31-year-old woman presented to the ED with worsening shortness of breath and was unexpectedly found to have a moderate-sized left pneumothorax, which was treated via a thoracostomy tube. After additional work-up and computed tomography (CT) imaging... Read More

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Training Catalog

The AHRQ PSNet Training Catalog is an easy to use resource for healthcare professionals across all settings of care and specialties looking for education opportunities to further their knowledge of patient safety practices and principles. Some training opportunities are available as in-person meetings while others are conducted via live or archived webinar. Opportunities are updated on a monthly basis and can be searched by critical fields such as event location, fee, and CE/CME availability. Opportunities are national in scope and identified from not for profit organizations, academic institutions, government agencies, and member associations.

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