Faculty: Brian McAlary, MD

Brian McAlary, MD

Activity Overview:
Welcome to Trends in Preventable Patient Injury. In this course, you will learn how to be aware of the evolving patterns of preventable patient injury.
This course will allow the participant to recognize unseen hazards that need to influence the implementation of a patient safety-oriented care plan.

Learning Objectives:
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
・Identify the error–which typically involves more than one person , and more commonly a team–working in a High-Reliability Organization (HRO)
・Analyze patterns of error in the workplace, which parallel those matters that result in litigation
・Evaluate the procedural or processes when change is made with the primary goal of reducing cost, or increasing efficiency 

Activity release date: 09/30/2020
Expiration Date: 09/30/2022
Estimated Time to Complete: 1.0 Hour

Target Audience:
This activity is intended for all medical professionals in dealing with patient care.

Relevant Financial Disclosures:
Faculty, Planners, and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Relevant Financial Disclosures:
The following faculty, planners, and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
George Bousaba, MD, MHA (Planner, Reviewer)
Kimberly Archuleta (Medical Academy Planner)
Brian McAlary, MD (Faculty, Planner)

Contact Information:
For questions regarding the content or access to this activity, contact Kimberly Archuleta/ kimberly@medicalacademy.com 

Instructions for Participation:
Participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted above.
Follow these steps:
1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty/planner/reviewer financial disclosures provided above.
2. View of the video and other required educational content provided on this course page, including a self-reflective quiz for promoting retention of knowledge.
3. After completion of the viewing of the video and other materials, you will be provided access to the Activity Evaluation. We request you complete the Activity Evaluation to provide the necessary feedback for continuing accreditation purposes and for the development of future activities.
4. Additional optional articles on this topic are included for your review. ***NOTE Please fill out the Post Activity Evaluation after the last lesson is required to receive 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Total Credits Earned For All Courses: 0

Total Credits Earned For This Course: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

 Medical Academy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Medical Academy designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Quality of Health Care in America; Kohn LT, Corrigan JM, Donaldson MS, editors. To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2000. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK225182/ doi: 10.17226/9728

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Health Care at the Crossroads: Strategies for Improving the Medical Liability System and Preventing Patient Injury.; 2005