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Session 2: Safety Across the Board, Developing Safety Culture

Young Female Doctor Senior Asian Couple

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PT.

Achieving Safety Across the Board (SAB) is the ability to use a broad and systematic approach toward building a patient centered organizational response to reduce and prevent ALL patient harm—the cornerstone of every hospital and health system. The framework for SAB involves 3 key imperatives: culture, strong safety processes, and engagement. Simultaneous execution of these three imperatives assists with keeping patients, family/caregivers, and the workforce free from harm. The SAB series will highlight efforts to improve the 3 key imperatives, while demonstrating the close association on driving improvement in Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (HIIN) clinical topic areas.

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Individual Session Description:

A hospital culture that supports and encourages openness, transparency and safety is a precondition for meaningful improvement in patient safety. This session will focus on the building blocks of developing a safety culture in a hospital organization, and how a safety culture can positively effect improvement in HIIN topic areas.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Identify a methodology for measuring the culture of safety in an organization.
  • Describe the components of a safety culture and methods to implement safe practices.
  • Discuss culture and the impact on errors and patient harm events.
  • Describe the connection between a safety culture and improvement in HIIN topic areas.


Kim Werkmeister, RN, CPHQ, CPPS, Clinical Improvement Educator, HSAG HIIN

Mark Marino, MA, Lockheed Martin

Continuing Education (CE): Health Services Advisory Group is the CE provider for this event. Provider approved by the Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16578, for 1 contact hour for each event. Pending approval. There is no charge to attend this event.