How do I know if a CE activity covers patient safety?

CE Activities from ACPE-accredited CE Providers

For CE activities from ACPE-accredited CE providers, an ACPE Universal Activity Number (UAN) is assigned to the CE activity. The ACPE UAN is typically listed in the CE activity description and in the statement of credit or certificate of completion provided by the CE provider after completing the CE activity. Based on the ACPE UAN, you can determine the topic of the CE activity.

The following is an example of a ACPE UAN with a patient safety topic designator: 

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The 05 in 0197-0000-17-001-L05-T designates the CE activity as patient safety-specific.

05: Patient Safety Topic Designator Description

Per the ACPE Policies and Procedures Manual, the 05 topic designator covers "the prevention of healthcare errors, and the elimination or mitigation of patient injury caused by healthcare errors."

CE Activities from non-ACPE-accredited CE Providers

The above topic designator description should be used when determining if CE activities from non-ACPE-accredited CE providers cover patient safety.

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