The exam development process considered both current practice and relevant sources from the body of literature. The following resources were referred to and served as background information for the exam development process:
Books and Monographs
Rasmussen J. The Definition of Human Error and a Taxonomy for Technical System Design. In: Rasmussen J, Duncan K, Leplat J, eds. Chichester: Wiley; 1987.
Reason J. Human Error. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press; 1990.
Reason J. Managing the Risks of Organizational Accidents. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 1997:8.
Marx D. Patient Safety and the “Just Culture”: A Primer for Health Care Executives. New York, NY: Columbia University; 2001.
Youngberg B. The Patient Safety Handbook. 2nd ed. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning; 2013.
Cohen MR. Medication Errors. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: American Pharmacists Association; 2007.
Wachter R. Understanding Patient Safety. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Professional; 2007.
Studer Group. The Nurse Leader Handbook: The Art and Science of Nurse Leadership. Gulf Breeze, FL: Fire Starter Publishing; 2009:150.
Gawande A. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right. New York: Metropolitan Books; 2009.
Guidelines and Recommendations
The following are a compilation of other resources that have been identified as helpful or useful by CPPS candidates.
NPSF Webinar: Considering Becoming a Certified Professional in Patient Safety?
A complimentary overview of the CPPS credential - live webinar held on August 31, 2016.
Listen to the the MP3 audio file from the webinar below.
Click here to download the PDF presentation from the webinar.
AMP Procedural Video for Candidates
In this video you’ll learn everything you need to know about testing in the AMP Assessment Center network; from scheduling a testing appointment, to what to expect on test day.