Patient Safety Coach Certification
Coming in 2019!
PSCA certification as a Certified Patient Safety Coach (PSC) will be awarded to an individual based on the individual's 1) demonstration of an understanding of the patient safety and coaching skills referenced in the PSCA Body of Knowledge which is drawn from the book Five Disciplines for Zero Patient Harm - How High Reliability Happens, 2) by passing a self-paced 70-question on-line exam by correctly answering at least 80% of the questions correctly, and 3) submission of an attestation, affirmed by a representative of the candidate’s employer, that the candidate has successfully applied their newly acquired coaching skills over a 60-day period with patient care teams in actual patient care settings. Candidates who successfully complete these requirements will recieve a Certified Patient Safety Coach pin and Certificate of Achievement.
The PSC examination curriculum is in 3 modules:
1. Caring Safely [25 questions]
2. Coaching Excellence [35 questions]
3. Changing Behaviors [10 questions]