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Mistakes happen: Creating a culture of safety in the ICU

Written by: Catherine Cantrell, RN, MSN

? 1 Contact Hour

About the Author

Catherine Cantrell, MSN, RN, received her Master of Science in Nursing – Education and a Bachelor of Science, Nursing from Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN. She is a Certified in Oncology Nursing and End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium. Catherine is an Assistant Professor and Simulation Coordinator at Aquinas College, Nashville, TN. She is a Freelance Writer and Content Expert.

Course Description

This course is designed for nurses who treat patients in critical or intensive care units. Providing nursing care to patients experiencing life-threatening conditions presents unique challenges. This course will explore creating and engaging in a supportive environment, how to communicate, how to ensure standards of care and protocols are followed, engaging patients in their care, ways to learn from mistakes, and methods to decrease second victim syndrome occurrence. The Nurse learner will become knowledgeable the unique challenges that nurses are faced with in providing safe care to patients with critical needs and intense care regimens. The nurse will learn the components needed for a team culture of safety and error prevention and identify ways to integrate communication that prevents error occurrence. The nurse will learn about how to outline the needed steps to manage errors, prevent future errors, and support nurses when an error occurs.

Successful completion of this course will provide the learner with one (1) contact hour.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

To receive credit for this course you must pass this test with a score of 80% or higher.

No individual in a position to control content for this activity has any relevant financial relationships to declare.

Contact hours will be provided for the completion of this activity from November 4, 2018 until November 4, 2020.

? 1 Contact Hour