"Patient Safety Attitudes and Safety Culture at the School of Nursing and Health Studies”, Mary McKay, DNP, PI

The School of Nursing and Health Studies has implemented a curricular change addressing patient safety education.

As part of the SONHS patient safety initiative, course data will be used to evaluate student and faculty patient safety attitudes, culture, knowledge and behaviors. This protocol is part of the SONHS overall quality improvement plan and the data is part of an IRB approved research database. Patient safety culture and attitudes were measured in students, staff and faculty. The results noted a gap in "Just Culture" attributes and error reporting. As a result, an online adverse events reporting database was initiated.