2022 Vizient PSO Topical Safety Series - Promoting Diagnostic Safety in the Emergency Department

June 16, 2022

The presenters will describe strategies used in an academical medical center’s emergency department to promote diagnostic safety. They will additionally share patient-reported feedback regarding their

experiences with the diagnostic process in the emergency department.

Target Audience




Learning Objectives

1.    Describe efforts at an emergency department to improve diagnostic safety, including how learnings can be adapted to other emergency departments.
2.    Explain patients’ perceptions of diagnostic accuracy and what factors impact their experience with the diagnostic process in an emergency department setting.
3.    Describe the use of measures to capture diagnostic errors in the emergency department.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 CBRN
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/16/2022 - 1:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
06/16/2022 - 2:00pm CDT
Live activity
United States

Identification, Mitigation, and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships 
As an accredited provider of continuing education, Vizient, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring this activity presents learners with only accurate, balanced, scientifically justified recommendations, and is free from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all planners, faculty, and others in control of the educational content have disclosed the absence or existence of all financial relationships (of any dollar amount) with ineligible companies within the past 24 months. 

Ineligible companies – those companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 

It is Vizient’s policy that owners and employees of ineligible companies, and any individuals who refuse to disclose the absence or existence of financial relationships with any ineligible companies are disqualified from participating as planners or faculty.

FDA Off-Label Use
Faculty presenters are also expected to disclose any discussion of (1) off-label or investigational uses of FDA approved commercial products or devices or (2) products or devices not yet approved in the United States. 


Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships
The following planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Planning committee members

Ellen Flynn, RN, MBA, JD, CPPS
AVP, PSO Program

Tammy Williams, MSN, RN, CPPS
Program Director

Kathryn Merkeley, MHSA, RN, PMP, CPPS
Program Director

Jay Prystowski, MD, MBA

James Lichauer, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP
PI Program Director Pharmacy


Kelly Gleason, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor 
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Susan Peterson, MD
Associate Medical Director for Patient Safety and Quality, Department of Emergency Medicine, Core Faculty, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Joint Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statements:

This activity is designated for 1.00 contact hours.

Vizient, Inc. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP12580, for 1.00 contact hours.

Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours. 
Universal Activity Number:  JA0006103-0000-22-004-L05-P

Vizient, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).


Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 CBRN
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
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