Achieving Excellence Through A Culture of Safety

Achieving Excellence Through A Culture of Safety

Type: Online
Expiration Date: 9/16/2019
Location: Online

Contact Hour


Since the Institute of Medicine (IOM) rocked the nation with its landmark reports To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System and Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, nurses have been instrumental in improving the quality and safety of U.S. health care. However, we have to ask—are we now truly practicing in a culture of safety?

Nurses are critical in defining the culture of safety and are integral to driving organizational change. Throughout 2016, ANA focused on “Culture of Safety” as a theme via the Navigate Nursing webinar series. Our experts helped distinguish key elements of a culture of safety and explored real issues facing nurses today including fatigue, shiftwork, and safety concerns related to our care of patients in mental health crises.

Now you will be able to cover these same topics at your own pace through the new and interactive program on Achieving Excellence Through a Culture of Safety. Engage with interactive case studies, quizzes, and self-reflection guides, to help you gain insight into strategies that will help you infuse a culture of safety into your nursing practice.

Join us for this innovative course and take the first step in changing your organization’s environment. This is your chance to be a part of the dialogue and make your voice heard!

Key Learning Outcomes


After taking this interactive online course, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish key elements of a culture of safety.
  • Translate quality improvement opportunities into viable solutions for burnout and fatigue.
  • Identify evidence-based solutions to combat burnout and fatigue in practice environments.
  • Determine the role that nurse-patient engagement plays in the maintenance of a safe, therapeutic environment.
  • Identify strategies that help you stay safe while engaging patients in mental health crises.
  • Identify strategies to infuse a culture of safety into your nursing practice.

Presented By


Diane Allen, MN, RN-BC, NEA-BC, has over 20 years of professional nursing experience including clinical practice, administration and hospital leadership. In her current role as Assistant Director of Nursing at New Hampshire Hospital, Diane serves as a visionary leader for the nursing department. In addition, Diane was appointed chair of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Institute for Safe Environments in 2013, has spoken at national conferences, and has published extensively on mental health care and safety.

Mary Carney DNP, MSN, RN-BC, CNE, CCRN, has over 35 years of professional nursing experience including clinical practice, education and leadership. She works both as a staff nurse on the pediatric intensive care unit at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital and as a clinical instructor with Western Governors University of Indiana. Mary holds nursing specialty certifications from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the National League for Nursing, and American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Pam Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is the 35th president of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the nation’s largest nurses organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.4 million registered nurses. A distinguished nursing leader, Dr. Cipriano held executive positions in health care systems, academia and national professional organizations. In 2015, she was named one of the “Top 100 People in Healthcare” and one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare,” both by Modern Healthcare magazine.

*See Learning Management System for full biography on each presenter

Pricing Information

Price: $85.00

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