MOC Section 3 learning modules focused on patient safety

October 28, 2020 | Author: Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce

Dear colleagues,

As physicians, patient safety is of paramount importance. In the past seven months, in the midst of a global pandemic, this priority has been further emphasized and even prioritized amidst the significant challenges we have all experienced.

This week is Canadian Patient Safety Week and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) invites all Canadians – the public, providers and leaders – to become involved in making patient safety a priority. The theme of Canadian Patient Safety Week 2020 is Virtual Care is New to Us. In June, a national poll sponsored by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) showed that almost half of Canadians have used virtual care during the pandemic and 91% have been satisfied with their experience.

In recognition of this important week, I would like to share with you some learning modules and resources that support patient safety education. All learning modules qualify for MOC Section 3 credits.

Learning modules/self-study available for all Fellows and Resident Affiliates

Enhanced Recovery Canada
NEW: Accredited self-assessment module focused on Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) and best practices in fluid management. Discover best practices with ERAS in a 30-minute interactive learning case.

ACES Online
Use ACES Online to improve your decision-making skills during time-sensitive medical emergencies. Our accredited, simulation-based learning is relevant to all health care providers who may encounter patients experiencing a medical emergency.

Prescribing Safely Canada
The online self-assessments in Prescribing Safely Canada help you identify potential gaps, allow you to enhance your knowledge and make appropriate adjustments in prescribing based on new, evidence-based practices. This module is available until March 31, 2021.

Below please find additional guides and resources that may be helpful to your clinical practice.

Virtual Care Playbook
In March, the Royal College, the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the CMA released a playbook that provides guidance on virtual patient encounters. It covers topics such as: patient consent; technology requirements; scope of practice; and “webside” manner.

Navigating Medical Emergencies
Use this interactive guide to patient management, which is centred on the approach to the undifferentiated acutely ill patient. Maps and tasks throughout this eBook have been revised for the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional modules coming soon

Facilitated-Acute Critical Events Simulation is a newly-developed interactive learning platform to navigate emergent patient situations with a focus on COVID-19. Participants are able to engage with the instructor via the use of their mobile device for dynamic learning and real-time feedback. Stay tuned for details!

I hope you find these learning modules and resources helpful in your practice. Thank you for your commitment to patients and dedication to patient safety and high quality care during this challenging time.

Stay well,

Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, MD, FRCSC , PhD, MBA, FACS
Chief Executive Officer


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