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Patient Safety Certificate Program


Review patient safety concepts and learn to effectively apply them to support improved patient care and outcomes in your organization. 

Participants will review patient safety concepts and learn to effectively apply them to effect positive change in their organization. The certificate program is designed in a “blended learning” approach, with attendees beginning their journey with the program with an online component prior to the in-person learning.

Subject areas include:

  • Patient Safety Past, Present and Future
  • Patient Safety Infrastructure
  • Patient Safety Science/Foundations
  • Patient Safety Data
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Disclosure
  • Human Factors
  • Communicating for Patient Safety
  • Building Patient Safety into Organizations
  • Sustaining Change

Program Information

Anyone who wants to understand the foundational concepts of patient safety and learn to effectively apply them to effect positive change.

ASHRM is committed to the development of individual professionals, as well as to the entire health care risk management and patient safety profession. As the profession becomes more robust and the knowledge base of the individual is enhanced, risk management and patient safety professionals will be recognized as integral and vital to the success of their organizations.

This curriculum is designed to help health care risk management and patient safety professionals understand and apply their key contributions to improved patient care and outcomes.

5 hours of online work, 13 hours of on-site application.

Continuing Education Credits

ASHRM Credit
This program is approved for 18 contact hours of continuing education credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow), and toward CPHRM renewal – for those who hold the designation at the time of the program.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
American Society for Health Care Risk Management is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This program has been approved for 18 contact hours.

Completion Requirements

You will receive a "Certificate of Completion" upon completion of the following:

  • Completion of all online work
  • Full on-site attendance
  • Completion of evaluation within 2 weeks

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2021 Schedule

ASHRM Academy 2021
April 19-22, 2021, Atlanta

ASHRM Express 2021
July, 2021, Nashville

ASHRM 2021 Pre-conference
October 9-10, San Antonio