Leveraging the power of collaboration to foster safe care
Delegation and supervision
Recognizing responsibilities for safe delegation and supervision
Published: June 2020
Upon completion, you will be able to:
- Describe the responsibilities for safe delegation and supervision for medical trainees and supervisors.
- Recognize the role of competency-based medical education and potential medico-legal implications.
- Recognize the importance of fostering open communication with trainees to support them when delegating specific tasks.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hour (credits are automatically calculated).
The College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC)
This online 2-credit-per-hour Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.
Scientific Planning Committee: Dr. Eileen Bridges1, Dr. Shirley Lee1, Dr. Keleigh James1, Dr. Steven Bellemare1, Dr. Katherine Larivière1, Dr. Tino Piscione1, Dr. Richard Mimeault1, Dr. Robert Johnston1, Dr. Liisa Honey1, Dr. Janet Nuth1, Ms. Tunde Gondocz1
Employees of: 1. Paid employee of the CMPA
Conflict of Interest: The members of the Scientific Planning Committee have no financial or professional affiliation with any organization that can be perceived as a conflict of interest in the context of this online program.
DISCLAIMER: Considerations discussed in this module also apply in Québec where a Regulation allows medical students and residents to carry out reserved acts assigned to them under the supervision of a physician.