PS 101 Lesson 2: Your Role in a Culture of Safety
What exactly are the key elements of a culture of safety? And what conditions allow it to exist? This lesson discusses the component parts of a culture of safety, including psychological safety, accountability, and teamwork and communication. Through different scenarios, you’ll learn about the structures and behaviors that contribute to a culture of safety and see these elements at work.
Estimated Time of Completion: 20 minutes
Learning Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. Describe the elements of a culture of safety.
2. Identify ways you can foster a culture of safety in your daily work.
3. Explain how patients and families can contribute to a culture of safety.
Contributors
Author(s):
Allan Frankel, MD, Managing Partner, Safe and Reliable Healthcare, Safe and Reliable Healthcare View Profile
Michael Leonard, M.D., Principal, Clinical Group, Pascal Metrics Inc. View Profile
Editor(s):
Laura Fink, Director, Editorial and Online Learning, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Reviewer(s):
Barbara Edson, RN, MBA, MHA, VP, Clinical Quality, Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) View Profile
Frank Federico, RPh, Vice President, Senior Patient Safety Expert, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Lucian Leape, MD, Adjunct Professor of Health Policy, Harvard School of Public Health View Profile
Requirements
You must be a registered IHI.org user to take this lesson.
You must achieve a minimum score of 75% to successfully complete this lesson.