Patient safety incident analysis in healthcare: a novel curricular session for medical students
Patient safety incident analysis is a tool which allows for the identification of and learning from patient safety incidents, which are common in healthcare settings. The University of Toronto introduced a patient safety incident analysis session for graduating medical students in the form of a lecture and subsequent student presentations of incident analyses. Student respondents to evaluation rated the session highly and felt that feedback on their presentations was helpful to reinforce material. Medical schools can incorporate this innovative session as an interactive addition to quality improvement and patient safety curricula to provide students with hands-on experience in incident analysis.
Canadian Patient Safety Institute. Awareness of the patient safety crisis in Canada. CPSI; 2018. Available from: https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources/Awareness-of-the-Patient-Safety-Crisis-in-Canada/Pages/Awareness-of-the-Patient-Safety-Crisis-in-Canada-2019-04-23.aspx [Accessed Aug 15, 2021].
Alper E, Rosenberg EI, O'Brien KE, Fischer M, Durning S. Patient safety education at U.S. and Canadian medical schools: results from the 2006 clerkship directors in internal medicine survey. Acad Med. 2009;84(12):1672-1676. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181bf98a4
Wong B, Etchells EE, Kuper A, Levinson W, Shojania KG. Teaching quality improvement and patient safety to trainees: a systematic review. Acad Med. 2010;85(9):1425-1439. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181e2d0c6
Walton M, Woodward H, Van Staalduinen S et al. The WHO patient safety curriculum guide for medical schools. BMJ Quality & Safety. 2010;19:542-546. https://doi.org/10.1136/qshc.2010.049783
CMPA. “Patient safety incident” terminology. Available from https://www.cmpa-acpm.ca/serve/docs/ela/goodpracticesguide/pages/patient_safety/Understanding_harm/patient_safety_incident_terminology-e.html [Accessed Feb 6, 2022].
CanMEDS. The CanMEDS 2015 framework. 2015 Available from http://canmeds.royalcollege.ca/en/framework [Accessed Aug 15, 2021].
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2019 Nishila Mehta, Nazia Sharfuddin, Marcus Law, Amir Ginzburg, Shaan Chugh
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Submission of an original manuscript to the Canadian Medical Education Journal will be taken to mean that it represents original work not previously published, that it is not being considered elsewhere for publication. If accepted for publication, it will be published online and it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, for commercial purposes, in any language, without the consent of the publisher.
Authors who publish in the Canadian Medical Education Journal agree to release their articles under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 Canada Licence. This licence allows anyone to copy and distribute the article for non-commercial purposes provided that appropriate attribution is given. For details of the rights an author grants users of their work, please see the licence summary and the full licence.