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More than 2,000 health professionals now hold the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credential. It was created just six years ago by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and is managed by the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety.
In a statement by IHI, Patricia McGaffigan, RN, MS, the certification board president and IHI’s vice president for safety programs, said, “The CPPS credential provides a meaningful route of professionalism for clinicians, safety leaders, and others who seek recognition for their expertise and ability to translate safety science and practice into the daily work of their organizations.”
According to IHI, “Candidates seeking certification must possess a baseline combination of education, experience, and a commitment to improving the safety of patient care. They are required to pass an evidence-based, multidisciplinary examination that assesses competency in patient safety by focusing on five domains identified in a global job analysis of the field: culture; leadership; patient safety risks and solutions; measuring and improving performance; and systems thinking and design and human factors.”
More information on the CPPS credential can be found at: ihi.org/patientsafety.
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