Medical Education and Resources

Quality and Safety is a core value of UPMC. This page will direct you to a variety of educational opportunities for physicians and advanced practice providers according to need or area of interest. The courses in these sections will provide the expectations of best practices in their respective areas.

View Patient Safety Introduction Education for Resident Physicians and APPs Content
Courses in this section touch upon primary concepts of patient safety important to the front-line clinician. Also found are courses on clinical quality topics such as hospital-acquired infections (CLABSI, C. diff, CAUTI), venous thromboembolism, readmissions, and sepsis.

View Goals of Care, Hospice, and Palliative Care Content
Courses in this section address having challenging Goals of Care conversations with patients and various hospice concepts such as a general introduction and treating the hospice patient with substance use disorder.

View Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act Education and Resources for UPMC Providers
This course is designed to give medical providers a baseline understanding of the Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act and how it aligns with their responsibilities as a medical provider.

View Virtual, On-Demand Quality Improvement Classes and QI tools, templates, and resources
These courses are for the independent learner looking for an introduction to the QI process or who has some experience with QI but need help to make projects more successful. Useful QI tools are also available such as a run chart template.