Local Health Professional Earns Patient Safety Credential
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 7, 2019—The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) recently recognized Shaikhah Alqahtani, CLS, MHA,CPPS of Riyadh as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS).
“Earning this credential attests to Shaikhah’s professional competency in patient safety science and application,” said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, President, CBPPS. “This achievement demonstrates [her] expertise in this critical discipline and positions [her] among those committed to and leading patient safety work.”
Alqahtani earned this credential in part by passing a rigorous, evidence-based examination that tests candidates on their competency in patient safety science and application. Alqahtani is currently employed as Risk Management and Quality Coordinator at Saudi Patient Safety Center.
With the conferring of certification Alqahtani is privileged to use the CPPS credential.
For more information about the CPPS credential, contact the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety at (617) 391-9927 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) was established by, but is a separate organizational entity from, the National Patient Safety Foundation, and was created to advance, standardize, and promote patient safety knowledge competencies for health care professionals. To this end, successful completion of the rigorously-designed Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) exam attests to candidates’ knowledge of essential patient safety competencies, upon which time the board confers the CPPS credential. Those attaining the CPPS designation represent a group of committed professionals from across health care who are determined to advance the patient safety field and make the health care system safer for all. To learn more, go to www.cbpps.org.
About Saudi Patient Safety Center
The Saudi Patient Safety Center (SPSC) established in 2017, is the first of its kind in the whole region and fulfills one of the initiatives of the National Transformation Vision 2030. The center's mandate is to galvanizing healthcare regulators, payers, providers, patients, families and communities around patient safety with the aim of providing healthcare services free from harm. The SPSC is acting as the main custodian of the Patient Safety strategy with a focus on giving a voice to the community and healthcare providers.