Safety culture is a facet of organizational culture that captures attitudes, beliefs, perceptions, and values about safety. A culture of safety is essential in high reliability organizations and is a critical mechanism for the delivery of safe and high-quality care. It requires a strong commitment from leadership and staff. In this course, a safe culture is promoted through the use of identifying and reporting patient safety hazards, accountability and transparency, involvement with patients and families, and effective teamwork.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM SETTING THE STAGE FOR SUCCESS: AN EYE ON SAFETY CULTURE AND TEAMWORK (PATIENT SAFETY II)
Wonderful feeling! i completed two courses and learned many useful aspects. Will be taking third course as well. Thanks Coursera! This is an amazing step to improve world.
Lots of learning, lots of high yield information.y Certainly getting us a level up in the patient safety scale !
I never thought about presentation simplicity and smooth flow. Well presented and balanced course about safety culture and Team approach.
I likedthismore than the first course in the specialization. Felt more applied
About the Patient Safety Specialization
Preventable patient harms, including medical errors and healthcare-associated complications, are a global public health threat. Moreover, patients frequently do not receive treatments and interventions known to improve their outcomes. These shortcomings typically result not from individual clinicians’ mistakes, but from systemic problems -- communication breakdowns, poor teamwork, and poorly designed care processes, to name a few.
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