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. 

Course Publication Date: April 12, 2021

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:HRPS-21
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Career and Self
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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