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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/579535
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Project
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Other
Title:
CULTURE OF SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT REQUIRES SUSTAINED ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT
Author(s):
Gruendler, Jessica
Additional Author Information:
Jessica Gruendler, RN-BC, DNP, CNOR
Advisors:
Manty, JoAnn; Sniffen, Kimberly; Avery, Colleen
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2015
Grantor:
Capella University
Abstract:

Hospital leaders have been directed to focus on assuring patient safety and improving outcomes through the development of a strong safety culture.  The Safety Attitude Questionnaire (SAQ) at a small rural hospital showed a decline, over three years, in the perceived safety climate of the organization, by clinical staff.  The purpose of this quality improvement project was the implementation of a structured debriefing program, promoting teamwork and collaboration between leadership and front-line staff, to improve the safety culture of the organization, exhibited by an improvement in SAQ scores within one year.  Leading safety researchers suggest that developing a culture of safety has not been a priority due to the required time and resource allocation.  Shifting organizational priorities eliminated the focus on this project’s development and eliminated the opportunity to reassess staff perceptions of the safety climate by discontinuation of the SAQ.  A project wrap up meeting revealed the benefits of the debriefing sessions and reinforced the opportunity for continued promotion of a culture of safety.  There was consensus amongst the leadership that education, at all levels, was needed to define a culture of safety and create awareness of the importance of teamwork and collaboration.

Citation:
Gruendler, J. (2015). Culture of safety improvement project requires sustained organizational commitment (Doctoral capstone project). Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/579535
Keywords:
teamwork; Culture of Safety; Collaboration; safety of patients
MeSH:
Patient Safety; Organizational Culture
Note:
This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Repository Posting Date:
2015-10-09T20:47:08Z
Date of Publication:
2015-10-09

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorManty, JoAnnen
dc.contributor.advisorSniffen, Kimberlyen
dc.contributor.advisorAvery, Colleenen
dc.contributor.authorGruendler, Jessicaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-09T20:47:08Zen
dc.date.available2015-10-09T20:47:08Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10-09en
dc.identifier.citationGruendler, J. (2015). Culture of safety improvement project requires sustained organizational commitment (Doctoral capstone project). Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/579535en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/579535en
dc.description.abstract<p>Hospital leaders have been directed to focus on assuring patient safety and improving outcomes through the development of a strong safety culture.  The Safety Attitude Questionnaire (SAQ) at a small rural hospital showed a decline, over three years, in the perceived safety climate of the organization, by clinical staff.  The purpose of this quality improvement project was the implementation of a structured debriefing program, promoting teamwork and collaboration between leadership and front-line staff, to improve the safety culture of the organization, exhibited by an improvement in SAQ scores within one year.  Leading safety researchers suggest that developing a culture of safety has not been a priority due to the required time and resource allocation.  Shifting organizational priorities eliminated the focus on this project’s development and eliminated the opportunity to reassess staff perceptions of the safety climate by discontinuation of the SAQ.  A project wrap up meeting revealed the benefits of the debriefing sessions and reinforced the opportunity for continued promotion of a culture of safety.  There was consensus amongst the leadership that education, at all levels, was needed to define a culture of safety and create awareness of the importance of teamwork and collaboration.</p>en
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectteamworken
dc.subjectCulture of Safetyen
dc.subjectCollaborationen
dc.subjectsafety of patientsen
dc.subject.meshPatient Safetyen
dc.subject.meshOrganizational Cultureen
dc.titleCULTURE OF SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT REQUIRES SUSTAINED ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENTen
dc.typeDNP Projecten
thesis.degree.grantorCapella Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.en
dc.primary-author.detailsJessica Gruendler, RN-BC, DNP, CNORen
thesis.degree.year2015en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachOtheren
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