Module introduction

Learning outcomes:


By the end of this module, we hope you will be able to:


  • explain what patient safety is and why it is important


  • identify common patient safety incidents reported from mental health settings


  • identify potential patient safety incidents and the risks they present


  • understand some theories of patient safety


  • report patient safety incidents in a timely and appropriate way


  • use knowledge of patient safety to reduce incidents and risk.




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