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OJIN News -- October 7, 2011

New Topic: Creating a Culture of Safety: The Next Steps

Volume 16, Issue 3 - September, 2011

OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing has just posted a brand new topic: Creating a Culture of Safety: The Next Steps.

    Improving the Culture of Patient Safety Through the Magnet® Journey, by Jane W. Swanson, PhD, RN, NEA-BC; Candice A. Tidwell, EdD, RN-BC discusses how one academic medical center’s nursing service developed programs to improve patient safety and quality outcomes through the use of the Magnet Re-Designation Process® and a shared governance model.

    Nurses Create a Culture of Patient Safety: It Takes More Than Projects, by Julie Morath, MS, RN, presents the challenge of maintaining a safe patient care environment and describes a model that healthcare providers can use to prevent the migration of safe nursing care into at-risk and unsafe nursing care.

    Patient Safety Culture: The Nursing Unit Leader’s Role, by Christine Sammer, DrPH, RN, FACHE and Barbara James, DSN, RN, CNE, discusses the concept of a patient safety culture, presents a fictional scenario describing what happened in a hospital that lacked a culture of patient safety, and explains what should have happened in this scenario.

    The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL®): Emergence of a Point of Care Safety Clinician, by Kathryn Reid, PHD, RN, APRN-BC, CNL and Pamela Dennison, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, CNL, describes the background and intent of the CNL role and explains how the CNL is prepared to facilitate a culture of safety and enhance safety of the care for a group of patients.

    Teaching the Culture of Safety, by Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN, reviews essential elements of a culture of safety and considers what students need to know about a culture of safety.

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