Culture of Safety in the Pharmacy Setting
Patient safety is a top priority in healthcare. Patient safety improves and better patient outcomes occur when healthcare institutions promote a culture of safety within the organization. This is often expressed through what is called a “just culture,” where there is open communication, and staff members feel comfortable discussing errors or near misses without fear of retaliation. Healthcare professionals should recognize what makes an organization safe, what the barriers to a culture of safety are, and how to remove the barriers.
Define culture of safety and its impact on healthcare
Describe what “just culture” is in the context of a culture of safety
Identify barriers to a culture of safety
Learn how to overcome barriers to a culture of safety
II. Defining What is Meant by a Culture of Safety
III. Application of a Culture of Safety
IV. Characteristics of a Culture of Safety
1. Culture of Safety and a “Just Culture”
2. Culture of Safety and Teamwork
3. Culture of Safety and Leadership
4. Culture of Safety and Continuing Education
V. Evaluating a Culture of Safety
VI. Barriers to a Culture of Safety
VII. Overcoming Barriers to a Culture of Safety
VIII. Culture of Safety and a Look Forward
- Read the course objectives and faculty planner disclosure
- Read the course material
- Complete the post-test with a minimum score of 70% and complete the course evaluation form.
- Results are automatically submitted to CPE Monitor
Faculty Planner Disclosure
The following individuals were involved in the development of this activity: Steve Malen, PharmD, MBA, and Susan DePasquale, MSN, PMHNP-BC. There are no financial relationships relevant to this activity to report or disclose by any of the individuals involved in the development of this activity.
Unlabeled Use Disclosures
The information provided in this course is general in nature and it is solely designed to provide participants with continuing education credit(s). This course and materials are not meant to substitute for the independent, professional judgment of any participant regarding that participant’s professional practice, including but not limited to patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or health management. Medical and pharmacy practices, rules, and laws vary from state to state, and this course does not cover the laws of each state; therefore, participants must consult the laws of their state as they relate to their professional practice. Healthcare professionals, including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, must consult with their employer, healthcare facility, hospital, or other organization, for guidelines, protocols, and procedures they are to follow. The information provided in this course does not replace those guidelines, protocols, and procedures but is for academic purposes only, and this course’s limited purpose is for the completion of continuing education credits. Participants are advised and acknowledge that information related to medications, their administration, dosing, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, warnings, precautions, or accepted uses are constantly changing, and any person taking this course understands that such person must make an independent review of medication information prior to any patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or health management. Any discussion of off-label use of any medication, device, or procedure is informational only and such uses are not endorsed hereby. Nothing contained in this course represents the opinions, views, judgments, or conclusions of RxCe.com LLC. RxCe.com LLC is not liable or responsible to any person for any inaccuracy, error, or omission with respect to this course, or course material.
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- Operating System: Windows 7,8,10, or 11 /Mac OS X 10.9 or later/iOS/Android
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- A connection to the internet
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- Target Audience: Pharmacy Tech
- Contact Hours: 1.0
- Activity Release Date: 3/5/2023
- Activity Expiration Date: 3/5/2026
- Activity Type: Knowledge
- UAN: 0669-0000-23-019-H05-T
- Topic: Patient Safety
- CeBroker Number: 20-937175
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