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Explore the ABO Patient Safety Activity

National Patient Safety Week may be behind us, but patient safety learning is always available online, on-demand through the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Our digital Patient Safety Activity assesses quality improvement knowledge, offers new communication strategies, and promotes team-based approaches to patient care. The activity covers topics such as the cause and incidence of medical errors, the Plan-Do-Change-Act improvement cycle, and the Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation Technique (SBAR).

Created by a committee of subject matter experts in ophthalmology, patient safety, and quality improvement, the Patient Safety Activity meets the standards established by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Click here to access the activity.

Diplomates who were certified in 2012 or later should complete a patient safety activity by the end of Year 3 of their 10-year Maintenance of Certification (MOC) cycle.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Ophthalmology. The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians. The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with extent of their participation in the activity.

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