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SafetyQuest: Level One - QI Basics

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Internet Enduring Material Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine. Presented by the Department of Graduate Medical Education at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Modern healthcare is complex and has many opportunities for error. To ensure patient safety, hospitals and healthcare systems must continually strive to work together as a team, create a culture of patient safety, and identify and mitigate risks.

SafetyQuest is a sequential series of online CME gaming modules (levels 1 - 4) that provide an innovative and immersive experience to understanding the underlying causes of patient safety issues. This unique educational program emphasizes a problem-solving approach to preventing errors in all healthcare settings and seeks to ensure that patients are provided with care that supports the key quality aims of the Institute of Medicine. Throughout the series, learners will work to save patients from preventable harm and will errors and will gain problem solving quality improvement and safety tools to approach these issues. Case-based scenarios using multiple game modalities will be used to put these principles into practice and save future lives.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for physicians across all specialty areas.


In support of improving patient care, Stanford Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. ****

Credit Designation American Medical Association (AMA)

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ****

If you would like to earn CME credit from Stanford University School of Medicine for participating in this course, please review the information here prior to beginning the activity.

  • Integrate best practice patient safety and goals of care (GOC) communication techniques (e.g. IPASS handoffs, SBAR communication, stop the line/CUS words/call for help early, debriefing, GOC documentation) into practice with teams to reduce the risk of adverse events and increase patient safety.
  • Utilize principles from the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals to reduce the risk of adverse events and increase patient safety.
  • Apply QI tools and concepts such as PDCA, A3, high reliability, and the swiss cheese model to improve the quality of care for your patients.

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SafetyQuest: Level One - QI Basics
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