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Safety Culture in Australian Intensive Care Units: Establishing A Baseline For Quality Improvement

Author(s): Wendy Chaboyer, Di Chamberlain, Karena Hewson-Conroy, Bernadette Grealy, Tania Elderkin, Maureen Britton, Catherine Mccutcheon, Paula Longbottom, Lukman Thalib

Contact Hours 1.50

CERP B 1.50

Expires Mar 01, 2017

Topics: PatientSafety

Population: Lifespan

Role: Manager

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Workplace safety culture is a crucial ingredient in patients’ outcomes and is increasingly being explored as a guide for quality improvement efforts.


  • Identify the importance of and interest in safety culture in the health care system.
  • Describe how workplace safety culture contributes to patient outcomes.
  • Define strategies that may improve safety and patient outcomes.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


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