According to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), "in a culture of safety, people are not merely encouraged to work toward change; they take action when it is needed." Leadership is a key ingredient in creating a culture of safety. Organizations can only improve upon their safety with direction and guidance from their leaders. Senior staff must be the driving force behind promoting a culture of safety through demonstrating their own commitment to safety of care and providing the necessary resources to foster an environment conducive to change. This program will demonstrate how healthcare professionals can work together as a team to promote a culture of safety and ultimately enhance patient care.
1. Discuss the attributes of successful leaders.
2. Explain how to work together as a team of healthcare professionals, e.g. nursing, administration and medical staff to ensure patient safety.
3. Demonstrate how to identify problems, fashion solutions to those problems and implement changes, which ultimately improve safety.
J. Bryan Sexton, PhD, Duke University Health System
Hardware/Softward Requirements to view these webcasts are:
Screen resolution of 800x600 or higher
Web Browser: MS Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc
Browser Plug-in: Adobe Flash Player
PDF Reader: Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher
This internet activity will use streaming video, audio and PowerPoint slides in a multimedia format.