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  1. Help Define the Patient Safety Professional
    In 2002, the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety developed a groundbreaking certification program designed to standardize patient safety competencies and elevate the impact of the discipline. Now, the CBPPS is conducting a job analysis of professionals in patient safety to better define performance domains and tasks performed by professionals working in the patient safety arena. Share your expertise by taking this job analysis survey by Friday, December 12.
  2. Annual List of Top 10 Health Technology Hazards Released
    Alarm hazards top ECRI Institute’s 2015 list of Health IT dangers. Find out what additional safety issues you need to be especially attuned to in the coming year.
  3. 10 Smartest Things People in Healthcare Do
    How smart is your approach to the challenges that come along with working in the healthcare industry? Consider this list of positive behaviors that could help stimulate your growth as a healthcare professional.