EM2110G "Cultivating a Culture of Safety in Academic Medical Centers" (IM GR-101521)

The purpose of this presentation is to inform the audience about the concept of safety culture and the role it plays in patient safety overall. The lecture will discuss the history of the patient safety movement, the definition of safety culture, tools for measurement, and strategies to improve organizational safety culture in an effort to influence outcomes.

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Define patient safety culture
  • Analyze the importance of safety culture in relation to outcomes
  • Appraise which strategy to improve safety culture might be most impactful for your work area (hospital, department, unit, training program)
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: Taylor Wootton, M.D., MAS, FHMTaylor Wootton, M.D., MAS, FHM
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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