The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF), in partnership with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF), is now accepting proposals for the Patient Safety Curriculum Award. The $100,000 award will go to an anesthesia education investigator with the intent to modify the PSMF Patient Safety Curriculum to address perioperative patient safety. The awardee will also test the educational efficiency and effectiveness of implementing the curriculum in anesthesia training programs.
“This important work will add to the considerable value provided by PSMF’s Patient Safety Curriculum,” said Mark Warner, APSF president. “To ensure the safety of patients and achieve our collective goal of zero preventable deaths in hospitals, it’s imperative to educate and train medical professionals in patient safety.”
To be eligible, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be an anesthesia professional (i.e., anesthesiologist, nurse anesthetist, or anesthesiologist assistant).
- Hold a full-time position in a Department of Anesthesiology at a U.S. academic institution.
- Have a documented interest in and aptitude for anesthesia education and patient safety.
Additional proposal requirements are available at the APSF website. The deadline for submittals is 5:00 p.m. CDT, December 31, 2019. Notification of the award will be made March 6, 2020.
“I can’t think of a better organization to partner with on this project than the APSF. This program will help healthcare professionals develop the knowledge, skills, attitude and behaviors necessary to eliminate preventable medical errors,” said Dr. David Mayer, PSMF CEO. “It builds upon the great work done by our Patient Safety Curriculum workgroup in developing the existing coursework.”