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Tutorial: FDA MedWatch and Patient Safety


"FDA MedWatch and Patient Safety" is a 24 minute self-learning tutorial covering the MedWatch Program goals of broadcasting safety information and encouraging adverse event reporting.

The primary audience for this course is healthcare professional students in medical, nursing, pharmacy, dental and allied healthcare training programs. Secondary audiences include healthcare professional practitioners, caregivers and healthcare service consumers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the FDA's role in post-marketing safety surveillance for medical products
  • Describe the reporting to MedWatch
  • Discuss how reports are used by the FDA
  • Identify ways MedWatch disseminates safety information about medical products

Tutorial Transcript

Slide Presentation (PowerPoint, 3 MB)

Self Administered Quiz & Answers (Word document, 32 KB)


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