High Reliability and Patient Safety
This course examines the role of high reliability in healthcare organizations to engage all healthcare practitioners in the prevention of medical error. Through a systems approach to patient safety, the journey to zero defects or errors is a bold and evolving undertaking through the concepts of high reliability. These concepts include preoccupation with failure, reluctance to simplify, sensitivity to operations, deference to expertise, and commitment to resilience. 1, 2

Course Publication Date: June 26, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Kathleen Cross MSN, RNC-OB, LCCE
Course No:HRPS050218
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Career and Self
Leadership & Case Management
Professional Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Review the history and progress of the patient safety and quality care movements
  • Describe the model and characteristics of high reliability
  • Examine at least three ways organizations achieve high reliability
  • Discuss the impact of nursing on high reliability and patient safety


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