|Category:||Educational Courses, Healthcare, Stand Alone Modules|
|Credit:||10 ECTS / Certificate of Attendance|
|Start Date:||October 2017|
|Qualification Required:||Available to all Healthcare Professionals|
|Qualification Attained:||Module (10 ECTS) can be used towards the postgraduate diploma in health sciences/studies (60 ECTS)|
This exciting stand-alone module is to comprehensively deliver the elements of patient safety as presented by the WHO (2010). It is anticipated that this module will form part of the professional and academic development of the health professional working in acute and community settings, relating specifically to patient safety.
The module will provide an opportunity for health professionals to be updated, educated and trained in the theoretical and practical skills relating to all aspects of patient safety. It is anticipated that the module will have significant positive impact on patient care and outcomes. This stand-alone module can be completed on its own for professional development purposes. It is also part of the post graduate diploma in Health Sciences/Professional Studies or newly developed Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare quality Studies
Demonstrate a critical understanding of the concept 'Patient Safety'.
Discuss the fundamentals of achieving effective Patient Safety in the health care system and the influence of factors such as: human performance, effective communication, error prevention/identification/reporting and risk management in optimising patient safety.
Analyse the tools and procedures employed to improve quality in healthcare.
Discuss the role of various quality initiatives currently developed and employed in healthcare that optimise patient safety including: patient/carer engagement, infection control and strategies to improve safety in invasive procedures and medication management.
What is patient safety?
What is 'human factors' and why is it important to patient safety?
Understanding systems and the impact of complexity on patient care?
Being an effective team player?
Understanding and learning from errors
Understanding and managing clinical risk
Introduction to quality improvement methods
Engaging with patients and carers
Minimising infection through improved infection control
Patient safety and invasive procedures
Improving medication safety.
This module will commence in September 2017. Course content will be delivered over 5 Saturdays plus 1 day for assessment. Alternatively, those who opt not to be assessed in the module receive a certificate of attendance.
Module dates: Saturdays 10am - 4pm
7th October 2017
4th November 2017
25th November 2017
9th December 2017
13th January 2018
OSCE Assessment & Coursework: 27th January 2018
It is very important to attend induction session. Induction incorporates the following:
Introduction to Moodle (on-line learning facility)
How to use Library Services
Orientation onto and about the module
Introduction to module leader/lecturers
Module ECTS weighting: 10 credits
Alternatively, those who opt not to be assessed in the module receive a certificate of attendance.
This module will be of interest to all healthcare professionals working in the acute or community settings. HIQA and the W.H.O advocate that there be a commitment to patient safety to improve the quality and safety of all healthcare services.
This module is offered at 2 levels.
1. Academic Accreditation: For those completing module at Level 9, applicants will normally have gained a primary degree (min 2.2 or evidence of equivalent academic credits), however accreditation for prior learning and accreditation for experimental learning are also considered.
2. Continuing Professional Development: For those who opt not be assessed you will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the Centre for Lifelong Learning.
Please complete the on-line application form below or alternatively print and complete the application form and follow the payment option below. If you are being funded by your employer please forward letter to that effect to us from your employer/funding organisation and we will invoice directly.
Alternatively, you can send a cheque or postal order for €40 (non-refundable booking deposit) made payable to St. Angela’s College. We also require a passport size photo and a copy of any examination results.
Awarding Body: National University of Ireland, Galway or Certificate of Attendance.
Module Fees: €750
|Patient Safety Booking Deposit||€ 40.00|