LAU With PHFI Present

Certificate Course

Patient Safety Management

LAU With PHFI Present

Certificate Course

Patient Safety Management



Patient safety has been increasingly recognized as an issue of global importance and in 2002, WHO Member States agreed on a World Health Assembly resolution on patient safety. In May 2019, the seventy-second World Health Assembly also endorsed the establishment of World Patient Safety Day to be observed annually on 17 September, echoing that no one should be harmed in health care. Reaffirming the principle of 'First do no harm', a need to promote and improve patient safety across health systems at all levels, sectors and settings was identified. This requires a workforce that is sensitive, well trained and competent on patient safety issues. To address this critical gap in capacity building of healthcare providers (doctors, nurses, non-medical hospital staff), PHFI along with Lincoln American University, School of Medicine has designed a virtual training of 5-days course on patient safety.


Partner Organization

Lincoln American University

Lincoln American University, School of Medicine (LAU) is a private medical university and medical college in Guyana, South America. LAU is one of the fastest growing medical universities to pursue MD in America, listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS), registered with National Accreditation Council of Guyana (NAC, Guyana) and Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), certified by Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI).

Public Health Foundation of India

The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is a public private initiative that has collaboratively evolved through consultations with multiple constituencies including Indian and international academia, state and central governments, multi & bi-lateral agencies and civil society groups. PHFI is a response to redress the limited institutional capacity in India for strengthening training, research and policy development in the area of Public Health.

What would you learn?


Describe the historical progress of patient safety in health care


Identify key drivers for patient safety


Identify best methods for safer practice in health care


Describe the mechanisms used to engage patients and their family in improving patient safety


Describe how patient safety risks can be managed in health care settings


Define safety culture and systems thinking in health care as it relates to improved patient safety

Course Modules


  • The total duration of the course is five days with one session per day;
  • Each of 2 hours including Q & A.
  • It includes 5 different modules

Module1: Overview of Patient Safety and Risk Assessment

  • Introduction to Patient Safety
  • Domains of Patient Safety- International Patient Safety Goals
  • Human factor and care environment
  • Principles for patient safety
  • Safety needs in healthcare orga nization
  • Legal compliances and acts related to patient safety

Module2: Medication Safety

  • Medication errors and its importance in Patient Safety
  • Thefactors and conditions leading to medication errors
  • Classification of Medication Errors
  • Strategies which help in prevention and management of medication errors

Module 3: Infection Prevention and Control

  • What is Hospital acquired infection and its epidemiology
  • The common hospital acquired infections and their prevention
  • The rol e of healthcareworkers in reducing hospital acquired infection
  • Different ways to assess the outbreak using different surveillance methods

Module4: Clinical and Work Place Safety

  • Surgical Safety
  • Anaesthesia Safety
  • Blood Safety
  • Radiation Safety
Module 5: Patient Safety and Communication

  • Essential communications to ensure patient safety
  • Communication tools for patient safety
  • Communication barriers
  • Preventingviolence through effective communication

Eligibility Criteria

The course is aimed at UG or PG students from streams of medicine, pharmacy, allied health/healthcare providers/allied healthcare professionals.

Certification Criteria

  1. Participation in all the five webinar sessions
  2. Appearance and clearance of exit examination in the form of MCQs along with the last webinar session (Min. 50% marks are required to clear the examination) The candidate completing the certificate course successfully shall be awarded the certificate, jointly issued by LAU and PHFI.

Registration and Cost

Standard Participants: $75 Undergraduate Students
Students preparing for USMLE: $75

How To Apply

Once you are ready to register for the cost, please fill the application form on our partner website


5 Sessions (Each of 2 hours including Q&A session)