This educational activity is certified by the American College of Cardiology Foundation
ACC’s Patient Safety MOC Module
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William Oetgen, MD, FACC

Thomas M. Bashore, MD, FACC; James C. Fang, MD, FACC


ACC's Patient Safety MOC Module will expire on June 21, 2017. Although this module was originally scheduled to expire in August 2017, technical issues require us to remove it from in June. Please finish using the module and claiming your CME/MOC credit prior to June 21, 2017. After that date, the module will no longer be available online.

Let ACC help you earn points toward the ABIM’s Maintenance of Certification program AND learn valuable information in the process! ACC’s Patient Safety MOC module can help you with four key things:

  1. Earn 10 MOC Part II Points
  2. Complete ABIM’s Patient Safety requirement
  3. Earn 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CME CreditsTM
  4. Identify common errors that result in reduced patient safety / adverse outcomes and learn tactics to prevent future errors from occurring. 

We are pleased to make this MOC module FREE to both ACC members and nonmembers. To get started, simply login or register.

ACC’s MOC modules feature ABIM-quality questions that not only allow you to assess your current level of knowledge, but help you learn from a detailed commentary that accompanies each question explaining why the right answer is the best choice, and also why the other answer choices are suboptimal. Our convenient online format allows you to get feedback on each question as you go and submit your scores to the ABIM for MOC credit in just a few easy clicks. This module features 30 multiple-choice questions.

This module has been approved to meet ABIM's Patient Safety requirement. Upon completion and submission for MOC points, you will automatically receive credit from ABIM for meeting this requirement.



This product is available exclusively online.


  • Members: FREE
  • Nonmembers: FREE

CME and MOC Information


The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ACCF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activities.

While offering CME credits noted above, this program is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.

Learner Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Understand common errors that result in reduced patient safety and adverse outcomes.
  • Explain what tactics and activities can be implemented to prevent future errors from occurring.
  • Earn 10 Part II Medical Knowledge points toward meeting the requirements of ABIM’s MOC program.

Target Audience

This product is intended for cardiovascular specialists.

Maximum MOC Points per module: 10

Maximum AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM per module: 2

Date of Release: August 2014

Term of Approval/Date of CME & MOC Expiration: August 2017*
*Please note that the online version will be available only through the term of approval noted above and that you may only claim CME and MOC credit by using the online version.

60-Day Risk-Free Return Policy

ACC guarantees its educational products. If you are dissatisfied with your product within 60 days of purchase, you may return the product at your expense. Please contact our Resource Center (toll-free 800-253-4636, x5603; direct dial 202-375-6000, x5603; email for return instructions. Please note that if you have already claimed CME, CE, or MOC credit for the product, you will not be eligible for a refund.