Tag Archive for ‘safety culture’

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Study aims to improve handoff process to stem incidence of workplace violence

Strategies for curbing aggressive patient behavior in the workplace are examined.

The Joint Commission

Sentinel Event Alert focuses on developing a reporting culture by learning from close calls

This month’s column examines the development of a culture of safety specifically through the analysis of reporting close calls in patient care.

Joint Commission changes how it assesses safety culture

Summarizes enhancements made to the assessment of an organization’s safety culture during the accreditation process.

Figure 1. 11 tenets of a safety culture

Leadership is crucial to establishing safety culture, reducing adverse events

Developing a culture of safety begins with incorporating lessons learned from adverse events and near misses in order to prevent future harm.

Blameless or blameworthy errors: Does your organization make a distinction?

The aim of creating a safety culture within health care organizations is to balance learning with accountability, assess errors and patterns in a uniform manner, and eliminate unprofessional or intimidating behaviors.

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