(HAI) Unit 3: Best Practices in Infection Control in Ambulatory Care Settings: Promoting a Culture of Organizational Safety (noncredit)

  • Format: online
This self-paced, 30-day course includes an overview of concepts for establishing and maintaining an organizational culture for safe care. Concepts include leadership, management and front line perspectives on components of programs that promote an environment for individuals to speak up when they encounter unsafe practice or situations to prevent medical mistakes.

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Promoting an Organizational Culture of Safety (noncredit)

Purpose
This self-paced course includes an overview of concepts for establishing and maintaining an organizational culture for safe care. Concepts include leadership, management and front line perspectives on components of programs that promote an environment for individuals to speak up when they encounter unsafe practice or situations to prevent medical mistakes. Such programs include the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP), a Just Culture, and TeamSTEPPS.

Objectives

  • Describe the meaning of the term “safety culture” and its application to outpatient settings.
  • Gain understanding about different tools available to measure safety culture in your practice setting.
  • Describe the components of the TeamSTEPPS™ program and its application to outpatient settings.
  • Define the key components of a “just culture” and its impact on organizational safety culture.
  • Define components of the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program and its impact on patient safety.

The unit includes

  • Brief demographic survey titled, "Tell us about yourself." This survey is for reporting purposes only, your responses will be kept strictly confidential and data will only be reported in the aggregate without any personal identifiers. You will take this survey at the beginning of all four units.
  • Message from Melissa Schaefer, MD, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Pre-quiz 
  • Introduction to the course
  • Promoting an Organizational Culture of Safety
  • Post-quiz 
  • Brief evaluation of the course
  • Completion Certificate

Materials:

To complete this course, you will need the following:

  • Internet access with sufficient bandwidth to watch videos.
  • Speakers or headphones to listen to the videos.
  • A way to print your completion certificate at the end of the course.

 Please download and/or print the following handouts so you can follow along with the course.

Mobile Access

Canvas has apps for phones and tablets on both iOS and Android. You can find guides to using these apps at the following page:&nbsphttps://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-4048 (Links to an external site.)

 Sponsoring Agency

MU Nursing Outreach wants to thank you for enrolling in the Basic Infection Prevention and Control Principles to Guide Practice.  If you have any questions as you work your way through this series of courses please contact us at nursingoutreach@missouri.edu or by calling 573-882-0215.  We will continue to maintain the website (http://nursingoutreach.missouri.edu/resources-updates.aspx (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. ) with the most recent resources and updates so check it often.

 Instructor information 

 The instructor for this course is Carol Hafley, MHA, BSN, RN, FACHE, Assistant Director, Missouri Center for Patient Safety.

 Online Netiquette and Discourse

Your instructor and fellow participants wish to foster a safe online learning environment. All opinions and experiences, no matter how different or controversial they may be perceived, must be respected in the tolerant spirit of academic discourse. You are encouraged to comment, question, or critique an idea, but you are not to attack an individual.

Our differences, some of which are outlined in the University's nondiscrimination statement below, will add richness to this learning experience. Please consider that sarcasm and humor can be misconstrued in online interactions and generate unintended disruptions. Working as a community of learners, we can build a polite and respectful course ambiance. (adapted from Online Teaching Foundations)

 

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