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All about CPPScertificationAugust 31, 2016Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

Panel IntroductionsJanine CarpenterAssistant Vice President, Programs, National Patient Safety FoundationPatricia McGaffigan, RN, MS, CPPSChief Operating Officer & Senior VP Program Strategy, NPSFKathy Rapala, DNP, JD, RN, CPPSChair, Expert Oversight Committee of the Certification Board for Professionals inPatient SafetyVice President, Clinical Risk, Aurora Health CareGail Shulby, RN, MA, CPPSExpert Oversight Committee Member for CBPPSChief of Staff to the Executive Vice President, Duke University Health Systems2Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

Today’s Topics NPSF and the Certification Board forProfessionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) The Expert Oversight Committee (EOC)and certification exam Logistics and Frequently AskedQuestions about the certification Questions via chat platformCertification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

Patricia McGaffigan, RN, MS, CPPSChief Operating Officer andSenior VP Program StrategyNational Patient Safety Foundation4Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

Background/History of ExamThe National Patient Safety Foundation startedthe development of the Certified Professionalsin Patient Safety designation for three reasons:– To define patient safety science– To advance expert patient safety practice– To measure favorable practitioner andpatient outcomes5Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

Professional Advancement Rigorous and comprehensive credentialing process that attests to patientsafety competencies and expertise Evidence-based examination (practice and credentialing exam)– Establishes core standards for the field of patient safety, benchmarksrequirements necessary for health care professionals, and sets anexpected proficiency level.– Gives those working in patient safety a means to demonstrate theirproficiency and skill in the discipline.– Provides a way for employers to validate a potential candidate’spatient safety knowledge and skill base, critical competencies fortoday’s health care environment.Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

The Value of CertificationA perspective from Patricia McGaffiganCertification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

Kathy Rapala, DNP, JD, RN, CPPSChair, CBPPS Expert Oversight Committee andVice President, Clinical Risk, Aurora Health CareGail Shulby, RN, MA, CPPSCBPPS Expert Oversight Committee andChief of Staff to the Executive Vice PresidentDuke University Health Systems8Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

The Expert Oversight Committee (EOC) Advisory body to the Certification for Professionals inPatient Safety (CBPPS) Board Responsible for overseeing the examination and recredentialing processes for the CPPS Assures that certification continues to define andmeet the high standards required for the professionCertification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

Expert Oversight Committee MembersKathryn Rapala, DNP, JD, RN, CPPSEOC ChairVice President, Clinical Risk Management, Aurora HealthCareFranchesca J. Charney, RN, MS, CPHRM, CPPS, CPHQ, CPSO,DFASHRMDirector, Risk ManagementAmerican Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)Kerry Dease, RN, BSN, IA, CPHRM, CPPSClinical Risk ManagerSouthwest General Health Center, Partnering with UniversityHospitalsEllen S Deutsch, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP, CPPSMedical Director, PA Patient Safety Authority, ECRI InstituteAnne Matlow, MD, FRCPC, CPPSFaculty Lead, Strategic Initiatives, Post Graduate MedicalEducationUniversity of TorontoCertification Board for Professionals in Patient SafetyBarbara Olson, RN-GA, MS, CPPS, FISMPSenior Patient Safety OfficerLifePoint HospitalsAlicia B. Perry, PharmD, CPPSManager Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Residency DirectorPharmacy Services, Clinical Services Group, HCAGail Shulby, RN, MA, CPPSChief of Staff, Executive Vice PresidentDuke University Health SystemSam R. Watson, MSA, MT (ASCP), CPPSSenior Vice President Patient Safety and Quality, Executive DirectorMichigan Health & Hospital AssociationMHA Keystone CenterLouise White, BA, RN, CJCP, CPPS, CPHQClinical Documentation SpecialistHospice of the Bluegrass

EOC first step: Job analysis review– Since patient safety practice ranges from broad systems theories to specificpatient responses, it follows that patient safety professionals are a diversegroup representing a wide variety of disciplines.– Whether patient safety professional may be at the bedside, teaching,performing research, or serving in administration, the underlying patientsafety concepts are the same. It follows that there is a need for standards bywhich these diverse patient safety professionals define core patient safetypractices and theories.– The job analysis review defined what a patient safety professional is for thefirst time. It, by consensus, defined the scope of practice for a patient safetyprofessional. Developed by a group of patient safety experts.– Job analyses were completed in 2011 and 2015. This is a shorter interval thantypical job analyses in other professions, as patient safety science is rapidlydeveloping.Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

Exam Content OutlineThe patient safety professional job analysisresulted in 5 domains of competencies: CultureLeadershipPatient Safety Risks and SolutionsMeasuring and Improving PerformanceSystems Thinking & Design / Human FactorsEach domain has a series of underpinningcompetencies. The competencies serve as theexam outline, and questions are developedaround the 12Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

Exam Questions The EOC develops the exam questions and evaluated them forvalidity CPPS certificants have an opportunity to assist with questiondevelopment as a way to maintain certification The process is rigorous and evidence-based All questions on the exam are validated statistically The questions encompass the spectrum of patient safety—from patient-centered, to outpatient, to hospital The questions are designed with consideration ofinternational candidatesCertification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

Test Taking Tips: The CPPS exam tests for basic competencies throughapplication of patient safety concepts to real world patientsafety scenarios 86% of exam questions are focused on the candidate’s abilityto analyze and apply patient safety principles and practices;only 14% are recall questions Read the question carefully and completely before selectingyour answer The pretest, available on the NPSF website, is the best way tolearn how the questions on the exam look.14Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

The Value of CertificationPerspectives from Kathy and GailCertification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

Janine CarpenterAssistant Vice President, ProgramsNational Patient Safety FoundationCertification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety16Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

Certification Website –a wealth of information at www.cbpps.org17Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

Eligibility Individuals from across the health care spectrum may sit for the CertifiedProfessional in Patient Safety (CPPS) examination providing they possess abaseline combination of education, experience, and a commitment toimproving the safety of patient care. Candidates for the CPPS credential are those who include patient safetypractices as an integral component of current or future professionalresponsibilities. In addition, candidates must possess academic andprofessional experience at one of the following levels:– Baccalaureate degree or higher plus 3 years of experience (includes timespent in clinical rotations and residency programs) in a health care setting orwith a provider of services to the health care industry– Associate degree or equivalent plus 5 years of experience (includes time spentin clinical rotations) in a health care setting or with a provider of services tothe health care industryCertification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

How Do I Prepare for the Exam? Fully review Candidate Handbook CPPS Exam Content / CPPS Practice Exam– 50 question test taken online, at any time Resource list: www.cbpps.org/resources NPSF review course(live, module, webinar formats)Next webinar review course on September 29th19Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

Scheduling the Exam– Administered at neutral testing centers throughthe US and world– Pre-register with test exam company (www.goAMP.com)– Select test center location, date and time– Proctored, no personal belongings(see Candidate Handbook for full details)Exam cost– ASPPS member: 295– Non-member: 400– International: add 100Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

The CPPS Exam ExperienceTaking the Exam– You have the opportunity to work with the softwarefeatures prior to starting the exam– 2 hour time limit (110 questions of which 100 aregraded)– Ability to bookmark questions to come back to later!Passing the Exam– You will find out if you passed at the end of the exam– Scores and performance on specific questions is notprovided– Overall pass rate: approx. 70%21Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

Maintaining your CPPS designation 3-year recertification period Recertification may be achieved by:– 45 credits of documented continuingeducationand/or other qualified activities– Re-testing Continuing education credits and otherqualified activities that relate to areas coveredin the most current exam content outline areaccepted towards CPPS recertification Full details in the Recertification Handbookat www.cbpps.org22Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

When you become certified Certificant lapel pin PrideRecognitionEsteemRespectPress releaseWeb posting and NPSFmember newsCPPS Certificate23Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

Contact for more information:Janine CarpenterAssistant Vice President, [email protected] FoySenior Program [email protected] you for joining us!Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

Questions about the certification • Questions via chat platform. Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety Patricia McGaffigan, RN, MS, CPPS Chief Operating Officer and Senior VP Program Strategy National Patient Safety Foundation 4. Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety Background/History of Exam The National Patient Safety Foundation started the development ...