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January 17th, 2012 - Posted in Events by Claire
Date/Time: Available from January 30, 2012 – March 2, 2012 

This course is asynchronous and is expected to take 6 hours spread over several weeks.

Location: Live Online
Registration: Register here for this class. It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Cost/Value: Free to CLRC members
Contact Hours: This class has been approved by the Medical Library Association for 6 hours of MLA CE.
Course Description: This interactive seminar focuses on ways librarians can become more involved in patient safety processes and activities – both within their institutions and organizations and in providing patient safety resources for health professionals, for administration and staff, and for patients and families. Topics include understanding the definitions and issues of patient safety; locating where patient safety practices and contacts exist within an institution; identifying appropriate resources; and library advocacy in the area of patient safety. These four hours of lecture, discussion and brainstorming help librarians in all fields become effective agents for improving patient safety.
Learning Objectives Describe definitions related to patient safety and detect systems of potential error within institutions 

Identify patient safety issues and points of contact specific to individual institutions

Locate resources available for administrators, health professionals, and patients and families

Formulate methods for the library to effectively participate in improving patient safety

About the Instructor: Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator,
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